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Crimestoppers teams up with Newham Council to tackle fly-tipping with cash rewards

20 April 2018 in Community safety
The charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for fly-tipping in the London Borough of Newham. ​
​Fly-tipping has a serious impact on the community. Beyond looking unsightly, heavily fly-tipped areas increase the risk of disease, are a danger to health and boost the perception of rising crime and safety fears. 

Fly-tipping in Newham cost the borough’s residents over £3million last year to clear up, which is money that could have been spent on other vital services. 

The charity Crimestoppers is now offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information that leads to a conviction of those responsible for fly-tipping in Newham.

Dave Hunter, Head of Operations at the charity Crimestoppers, said:
“Fly-tipping is selfish and harmful for all those who live and work in the borough. It not only leaves a bad impression, but is a health hazard and encourages others to dump their rubbish.  

“Dumping waste in the street, down alleyways, parks or industrial areas is incredibly selfish and has a devastating impact on local areas, the community, environment, animals and wildlife. With so many people in Newham working hard to improve life in the borough, fly-tippers can ruin the effect of that good work within minutes. 

“I would ask that if anyone has any information on about those who fly-tip to speak up and help keep your community safe and clean by contacting our charity. I promise you that nobody will know you spoke to us, and that you will remain 100% Anonymous. Always.”

Matthew Hooper, Director of Enforcement at Newham council said: “I hope that adding the Crimestoppers reward hotline to the tools the council already has for reporting fly-tipping, will help us crackdown on the selfish people who dump rubbish on our streets.

“Fly-tipping is everyone’s problem so this is a great additional way for residents to report it.”

(NB: You can still report fly-tipping directly to council online via My Newham, or by using the Love Newham App)  

If you have any information please contact the charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the non-traceable Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org​

Please note the reward is valid for three months and will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or via the non-traceable anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Information passed directly to police will not qualify.