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Flytippers block country lane at Flockton with huge pile of dumped waste

Anger as lorryload of waste is dumped in woodland

Callous flytippers have blocked a country lane at Flockton.

They turned up during the night and dumped a huge mountain of stinking waste in Grange Lane, which runs through woodland.

The spot is just 100 yards from the busy Wakefield Road, which runs past the National Coal Mining Museum.

Grange Lane has now been blocked and police have posted warning signs at either end of the road.

Flockton resident Paul Mountain caught this flytipping in Grange Lane

The mound of rubbish includes old tyres, mattresses and chunks of metal.

Local resident Paul Mountain saw the rubbish as he left for work at 8am today.

“It’s shocking.

“Someone in a lorry has obviously come off the main road and driven 100 yards through the woodland and then tipped the whole lot.

“It has effectively blocked the entire road.

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“We have had problems before with people dumping the odd tyre or two or bags of garden rubbish, but nothing on this scale.

“It looks to me as if someone has been clearing out a yard or something, loaded it all on to the back of a lorry and then driven up here rather than pay the charges to dispose of it legally.

“Kirklees Council have been made aware and they are normally very good at coming out and clearing it up.

“It’s such a shame as it is a lovely country lane. A lot of people come to vsit the Mining Museum and enjoy a walk through the woods and fields while they are here.”

Flytippers strike in Grange Lane, Flockton

Fly-tipping is on the rise in Kirklees with on average eight incidents every single day, figures show.

Incidents of rubbish dumped illegally and the costs of dealing with it have risen across the country for the second year running.

Kirklees’ suffered 3,047 incidents last year, up from 2,550 three years ago.

The council has admitted it has only managed three prosecutions for fly-tipping, one last year and two in 2013/14.

Nationwide it is estimated to cost more than £16m per year to clean up fly-tipped rubbish



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