Milton Keynes Council are failing to crackdown on fly-tipping criminals with figures revealing that 97% of recorded fly-tipping incidents have gone unpunished.
Across the summer more than 15 fly-tipping incidents were reported each day with 1342 new incidents of fly-tipping recorded in the borough.
But statistics from MK Council show that only 3% of these cases resulted in prosecution. Since June 2021, only 44 fixed penalty notices were issued by MK Council’s Environmental Crime Unit.
The Conservatives say that the Labour and Liberal Democrat coalition's “Fly-Tipping Action Plan” isn’t working and that they warned the coalition that the plan would do “nothing to suggest more prosecutions for fly-tipping would be made” but were ignored.
Cllr Alex Walker, Leader of the Conservative Group, said:
“The coalition’s record on fly-tipping is impossible to defend. Not only do they put up barriers to waste disposal with the tip booking system, but they also fail to punish criminals who fly-tip their rubbish on our green spaces and in our communities.
We’ve been clear from the start. More enforcement and fewer barriers to waste disposal are the only ways to combat fly-tipping but the coalition continue to stick their head in the sand while residents pick up the pieces.”