Raising Fly-Tipping in Parliament

I raised the issue of fly-tipping in Barnsley in Parliament this week – a damaging criminal activity which has a huge environmental and financial cost on our community.

It’s unacceptable that slashes to budgets by this Tory Government have hit local authorities hard, and overall actions taken against fly-tipping across the country have fallen.

I took the opportunity to call for our local authorities to be provided with the resources to tackle fly-tipping, and the powers to take a zero-tolerance approach which will truly deter anybody from undertaking this harmful activity.