fly-tipping near airman's grave nantwich

Two officers have been recruited as part of Cheshire East Council’s bid to tackle fly-tipping and waste disposal issues in South Cheshire.

The move comes in a week when fly-tippers dumped a pile of domestic waste just yards from the airman’s memorial grave in Nantwich.

Cheshire East bosses called the latest incident off Shrewbridge Road “disgraceful” and have called on residents to report any examples of fly-tipping

A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council, said: “This is a disgraceful example of fly-tipping and is even more deplorable given the waste had been dumped so close to a memorial site.

“Having been reported to us by a member of staff, who was emptying a nearby litter bin, the waste was cleared on Monday (February 11).

“Fly-tipping is a serious offence which can carry a fine of up to £50,000 and/or a custodial sentence.

“I urge anyone who witnesses fly-tipping or has information about it to report it to us, to help us to carry out enforcement action.”

Now two new street scene improvement officers will focus on areas in Crewe where there are frequent incidents of fly-tipping, littering and dog fouling.

They will identify and investigate waste disposal issues and co-ordinate partner agencies to address them and target resources.

They will also engage with residents, businesses and landlords to give them information and advice about responsible waste disposal and recycling and support community clean-up activity.

The two new posts are being funded by Cheshire East Council and administered by Crewe Town Council, via income received in 2017/18 from fixed penalty fines for littering offences.

Wybunbury Cllr Janet Clowes, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for adult social care and integration and a member of the monitoring group, said: “Last summer we agreed to invest a further £100,000 to continue the crackdown on such crimes.

“This included maintaining the education elements of the campaign, investing in specialist bin identification equipment and agreeing a one-off payment to support Crewe Town Council’s dedicated ‘waste clean team’ – funded through income from fixed penalty fines.

“A cross-party fly-tipping monitoring group has been meeting regularly with Cheshire East officers and Crewe Town Council to support the implementation of these plans. We were recently able to finalise the funding and implementation of the two new posts.

“These new roles will help us to take the campaign to people’s doors – addressing specific waste management issues and identifying where there might be communication barriers.

“All this work will be done while continuing to spread the campaign’s messages that fly-tipping, littering and dog fouling are disgusting and crimes.”

The street scene improvement officers will be employed by Crewe Town Council.

They will work with the town council’s two “Crewe Rangers” who carry out street scene improvement works across the town centre.

Cllr Benn Minshull, deputy leader of Crewe Town Council, said: “This latest initiative has the potential to have a real and significant impact over what is a real and significant problem to people’s lives.”

To report fly-tipping, littering or dog fouling to Cheshire East Council, visit

CEC fly-tipping

One Comment

  1. many charities locally pick up unwanted furniture, household clutter, and electrical items, old broken bikes, scrap washers etc
    Recycle them and collect free, pure laziness to dump stuff!!

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