Flytipper dumped furniture on country road

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Enforcement officers are hunting a flytipper who dumped chairs and a table base by a country road this week.

A red armchair and sofa, three white chairs and the table base was found dumped in Mill Lane in Islip, a single-track road which links the village to Kidlington on Monday.

The items have now been removed by enforcement officers.

Debbie Pickford, Cherwell District Council’s lead member for clean and green, said: “These are all quite distinctive pieces of furniture so we are confident someone out there will recognise them as belonging to a friend, relative or neighbour.

“While people can be reluctant to report someone they know; it’s important to remember that the person being protected is the same selfish person who expects their friends, relatives and neighbours to foot the clean-up bill on their behalf.

“We want to trace the person responsible for this and ensure that all of the costs associated with clearing this mess are met by them and them alone

“Flytips such as this blight the environment for others and cost taxpayers thousands of pounds in clean-up costs which could be better spent improving the district for everyone.”

Upon visiting the site, enforcement officers spoke with a resident who had spotted a white van in the area over the weekend, although it is not clear if this vehicle was involved in the incident.

Fly-tipping is a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months imprisonment if convicted in a Magistrates’ Court.

The offence can attract an unlimited fine and up to five years imprisonment if convicted in a crown court.

Anyone with information should call CDC on 01295 227007.