Businessman Nick Pocklington slams flytipping

Nick Pocklington outside Pocklington Timber and Buildings' entrance where lots of clippings are regularly dumped
Nick Pocklington outside Pocklington Timber and Buildings' entrance where lots of clippings are regularly dumped
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A MAN has slammed the people responsible for dumping garden waste in the entrance to his business.

Nick Pocklington, who lives in Bourne and runs Pocklington Timber and Buildings, said that clippings were dumped in the entrance to his property near Ryhall.

There were also clippings dumped on the opposite side of the road.

Mr Pocklington reported the waste to Rutland County Council on Tuesday when he discovered it. He said the council refused to move the waste on his land.

Mr Pocklington said: “It is not the first time I have got to work and found something dumped in the gateway.

“The council don’t seem interested in addressing the problem and said that because it was on our property, it is up to us to move it.

“I don’t think it is right that someone can just dump all this waste here. There was at least two commercial sacks full, just dumped.”

Mr Pocklington said that in the past paint tins have also been left in the driveway.

The clippings on the opposite side of the road had not been cleared on Wednesday evening.

The Mercury has been reporting areas, where there is a litter problem or flytipping to the local authorities responsible, as part of our Let’s Clean Up campaign.

According to figures released this week by the GMB, there had been an increase in the number of flytipping incidents reported to East Northamptonshire Council and Rutland County Council and a decrease in those reported to South Kesteven District Council.

Rutland County Council had 167 flytipping incidents reported in 2010/11, up 10 from the previous year. East Northamptonshire Council had 427 incidents reported, compared to 395 the previous year. But South Kesteven District Council had 330 incidents reported in 2010/11, compared to 379 the year before.