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Introducing ‘Walsall’s Most Wanted’

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As part of Walsall Council’s crackdown on the scourge that is fly-tipping, a ‘Walsall’s Most Wanted’ gallery has been launched today with residents being asked to help identify people we have caught on camera in the act of fly-tipping.

Councillor Garry Perry, Portfolio Holder for Community, Leisure and Culture said:

“Very recently, residents on the Coppice Farm estate were horrified when the driver of a tipper truck brazenly dumped tonnes of waste in the road outside their homes – they must have felt like they were living in the lawless ‘Wild West’. We’re simply not prepared to tolerate this criminality in Walsall.”

“We hope that people will look closely at the videos and photographs we are sharing on our website and contact us if they recognise the individuals concerned. If the information given leads to a successful prosecution, we will be delighted to offer a reward of £500.”

“It would be fantastic if the people of Walsall really get behind this initiative and make sure their family and friends are aware too, by sharing the link to the web pages.”

Any information on the individuals featured on the ‘Most Wanted’ pages can be passed to the Community Protection team at Walsall Council by telephoning 01922 653060 or by sending an email to [email protected]

Councillor Perry added:

“We can reassure residents that all information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence”.

FACT CHECK

  • The ‘most wanted’ gallery can be found at https://go.walsall.gov.uk/environment/street_care_and_cleaning/fly_tipping/walsalls_most_wanted
    • This initiative is part of a range of measures being trialled to crack down on fly-tipping. Others include a trial free bulky collections service, free skip days for bulky waste and longer opening hours at the Household Waste Recycling Centres.
    • In line with Data Protection requirements, once an individual has been identified, the image/video will be removed from the ‘most wanted’ web page and social media platforms.
    • Walsall Council spent in the region of £426,000 clearing up fly-tipping in 2017.
    • Anyone convicted of fly-tipping faces a potential unlimited fine or 5 years imprisonment