A council led fly-tipping review panel – focusing on alleyways – will be set up to look at what action can be taken to tackle the issue after ongoing complaints from residents.
Members of the Cleaner, Greener and Safer Overview and Scrutiny Committee last week (Thursday 13 July) praised the work due to take place and agreed the terms and timescales of the review.
In addition to the terms, members requested that a seat be made available for a member of the committee to be involved and nominated Cllr Cathy Kent.
Chair of the committee, Cllr Roy Jones spoke after the meeting, he said: “In June, Council passed a motion calling on this committee to conduct a full review of this issue, and just three weeks on, we’ve agreed its terms so work can now start to take place.
“We need to understand the scale of the issue across the whole borough, review the impact it has on residents, evaluate potential policy changes – including understanding the involved costs, and ultimately make a recommendation as to the best approach going forward.
He added: “I will be making sure this committee follows the review carefully, but the vice chair, Cllr Cathy Kent, will be a valuable voice around the table.”