UPDATE: 'Lazy and irresponsible': Woman fed up with St Mary Cray flytippers

Maria Conroy says she often sees rubbish dumped along Sheepcote Lane, St Mary Cray

Maria Conroy says she often sees rubbish dumped along Sheepcote Lane, St Mary Cray

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

A woman has called for a crackdown on "lazy and irresponsible" St Mary Cray flytippers.

Maria Conroy lives in Hollybush Road, Gravesend, but works in St Mary Cray.

Her drive to work sometimes takes her through Sheepcote Lane, and she says she often sees rubbish dumped along the road.

She most recently came across a large pile of junk last Friday (March 28).

The 47-year-old said: "When I was driving there a few weeks ago there were quite a few piles of rubbish as well.

"In fact, every time I go down that road there has been some sort of rubbish.

"This one was on a bend so if someone is driving quickly down that road they would have just gone straight into it.

"Any obstruction in the road is dangerous.

"The gap it left was only just wide enough for a car to get through so what about farm vehicles?

"I think it is irresponsible, lazy behaviour.

"People caught doing it should have the book thrown at them.

"I'd also like to see it removed more quickly when it does happen."

Executive Councillor for Environment Councillor Colin Smith said: "As soon as we became aware of this flytipping incident, it was removed and the more quickly these problems are reported, the more quickly that we can react. 

It is very easy to report street problems on our website and you can even do this on the move, using smartphones at www.bromley.gov.uk/fix and pinpointing the exact problem on a map. 

"If a flytip actually is dangerous as the road is blocked for example, please take the time to call us so we can prioritise this as an emergency. 

"We are also very keen to see these acts prosecuted and those responsible punished far more heavily than they are being at present, but we do need witnesses and evidence to enable that to happen. 

"If anybody does see something untoward taking place, I would urge and remind residents the council continues to operate a £500 enviro crime reward scheme for information leading to a successful prosecution."

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9:59am Wed 2 Apr 14

white rabbit9 says...

From my perspective it's the people that employ the 'fly tippers' is to blame.
From my perspective it's the people that employ the 'fly tippers' is to blame. white rabbit9
  • Score: 22

10:51am Wed 2 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
From my perspective it's the people that employ the 'fly tippers' is to blame.
We know, it was the Rothschild's employing members of the caravan club to dump their crap.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: From my perspective it's the people that employ the 'fly tippers' is to blame.[/p][/quote]We know, it was the Rothschild's employing members of the caravan club to dump their crap. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -18

12:22pm Wed 2 Apr 14

highway warrior says...

Hmmm whats near Sheepcote Lane........Star Lane perchance??
Hmmm whats near Sheepcote Lane........Star Lane perchance?? highway warrior
  • Score: 28

12:30pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

highway warrior wrote:
Hmmm whats near Sheepcote Lane........Star Lane perchance??
What exactly are you insinuating there ?

LOL

;)
[quote][p][bold]highway warrior[/bold] wrote: Hmmm whats near Sheepcote Lane........Star Lane perchance??[/p][/quote]What exactly are you insinuating there ? LOL ;) Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -17

12:13pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Beckenham Chris says...

It dont take a genius to work out who is dumping it does it ? Just follow the trail back to Star Lane !!! All the Council have to do is a stakeout and they will see for themselves,but they wont because they havnt got the courage to take on a "ethnic minority" as the offenders call themselves.
It dont take a genius to work out who is dumping it does it ? Just follow the trail back to Star Lane !!! All the Council have to do is a stakeout and they will see for themselves,but they wont because they havnt got the courage to take on a "ethnic minority" as the offenders call themselves. Beckenham Chris
  • Score: 20

3:00pm Fri 4 Apr 14

crayboi says...

rank kennicks I take rubbish away boi tenner a load mother die boi
rank kennicks I take rubbish away boi tenner a load mother die boi crayboi
  • Score: -9

3:02pm Fri 4 Apr 14

white rabbit9 says...

I blame the middle class, "Oh a gypsy, how brilliant, how they work and work hard, I will so be loved by my fellow liberals for this, can't wait to sip 'real ale' telling them I hired gypsies to get rid of my waste".

"sniggers"
I blame the middle class, "Oh a gypsy, how brilliant, how they work and work hard, I will so be loved by my fellow liberals for this, can't wait to sip 'real ale' telling them I hired gypsies to get rid of my waste". "sniggers" white rabbit9
  • Score: 9

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