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4th Dec, 2021

PCC puts up £100,000 in new crackdown in flytipping

UP TO £100,000 is being invested by the Police and Crime Commissioner to reduce fly-tipping across the West Mercia Police region.

More than 10,000 fly-tipping incidents took place across West Mercia in the last year, a six per cent increase on the previous year.

Local organisations can now apply for the funding, via local community safety partnerships for innovative projects which reduce offences and the harm caused by them, provide support to victims and achieve an increase in enforcement action.

A particular focus will be on prevention.

Commissioner John Campion said: “Fly-tipping is an issue which is more than just a nuisance.

“It’s hazardous to our environment and wildlife, and has a substantial cost to landowners and communities.

“The public have raised concerns and I have taken action.

“Through my investment, and close work with the community safety partnerships, I hope to reduce this detrimental impact, and empower landowners to protect their land from this blight on our countryside.”

For details of how to apply visit: www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/funding/schemes/

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