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Anger as Batley car park left a "state" from flytipping and vandalism

Kirklees-run Field Lane car park has been ruined by dumped furniture and a burnt-out car

A motorist has accused Kirklees Council of letting a Batley car park become a fly-tipping hotspot.

Field Lane car park has been strewn with dumped furniture, an old toilet and even a burnt-out car.

Retired Hanging Heaton resident Simon Turner, 65, captured dashcam footage of the state of the car park.

He labelled the situation “disgraceful” and “ridiculous”, saying the council needed to “get a grip” on perpetrators.

Burnt-out car at Field Lane car par, Batley

He said: “Frankly the amount of waste that is getting fly-tipped in Batley town centre is becoming ridiculous.

“Just last month fly-tippers were dumping waste at the Batley Bats Monument and on Station Road.

“It worries me that Kirklees Council does not seem to have a grip on this sudden increase in fly-tipping.”

Simon, a retired business development manager for Yorkshire Water, added that “overgrown” foliage and broken floodlights left it the “ideal” location for drug dealing and car theft.

“Neglect and a lack of maintenance by the council is undoubtedly encouraging these sort of crimes.

Scene at Field Lane car park in Batley, where flytippers have dumped rubbish

“The bushes were half the size five years ago and you could see the car-park from the main road, but now it is completely hidden.

“As for the culprits they are just arrogant and lazy individuals.”

A Kirklees spokesperson said: “The council have visited the site of the fly-tipped waste and have found some evidence to suggest who may be responsible, the council is now taking action to confirm their identity and serve them with a notice to remove the waste.

Scene at Field Lane car park in Batley, where flytippers have dumped rubbish

“The council is committed to reducing fly tipping by ensuring those responsible are held to account for their actions.

“When we have possible evidence of a culprit, unless there is a danger to the public, we will delay removing waste until we have fully investigated.”

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