New map to catch tippers

A new map will help to catch people who fly-tip or let their dogs foul on the street
A new map will help to catch people who fly-tip or let their dogs foul on the street

Fly-tipping and dog fouling hot spots in Wyre will now be pinpointed on a new map in a bid to help council officers deal with the problems that continually blight neighbourhoods.

Concerned residents can immediately mark the street where they spot a crime on a website and report it to Wyre Council using a phone or laptop.

This is the latest effort to tackle problems with dog fouling, graffiti and fly-tipping and comes after the authority purchased two mobile cameras to catch offenders.

Coun Pete Murphy, Wyre Council’s street scene portfolio holder and who represents Brock , said: “If people go on to the website and know about an incident they can report it and it will stay on there until we’ve sorted it out. Historically, we know where problems are with fly-tipping and we target those areas and will do so even more as they come in.”

The authority is continuing to hand out fixed penalty notices for offenders who let their dogs foul and prosecute people for dumping unwanted rubbish, toys and furniture.

The map has been set up on Wyre Council’s website to speed up the process of reporting and dealing with neighbourhood problems and can be used on phones with internet access to give people the chance to report it as soon as they see something.

Report fly-tipping, dog fouling or graffiti by visiting www.wyre.gov.uk