Road blocked by a truckload of building waste Photo: FHDC

Information is being sought after an extremely large fly-tip forced a road near Folkestone to be closed for a week.

An entire truckload of building waste – which included hazardous materials – was dumped in Church Hill, Old Hawkinge just after 6.30pm on Wednesday 16 February.

Folkestone & Hythe District Council is investigating the incident and officers are keen to speak to anyone who may recognise any of the distinctive items. These include:

·       Large white louvre doors

·       White tongue and groove panelling

·       Grey painted thick textured wallpaper

·       Patterned artexed ceiling

·       Black wall tiles

·       A bath

Anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident are also asked to get in touch.

The council’s Help Keep Our Streets Neat campaign calls for residents to continue playing their part in the fight against fly-tipping in Folkestone & Hythe. They can do this by making sure their waste is disposed of legally and by sharing any information they have about incidences of fly-tipping in their community.

Cllr Stuart Peall – Cabinet Member for Enforcement, Regulatory Services, Waste & Building Control – said: “Our enforcement officers continue to work with communities across the district to make sure fly-tippers pay the price when they dump their waste with no regard for the environment or the disruption it causes.

“We have successfully prosecuted a number of fly-tippers thanks to valuable information from residents so I would urge anyone who knows something that might lead to these offenders being punished to contact us immediately.

If you have information regarding any instances of fly-tipping in the district please call 01303 853660.

More information about our Help Keep Our Streets Neat campaign can be found on our website.

By Ed

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