Investigation launched after rubbish dumped outside community centre

June 26 2019
Investigation launched after rubbish dumped outside community centre

AN investigation has been launched after a large quantity of waste was dumped outside Hillfields Community Hub.

A tipper truck was seen driving onto the grounds of the centre, off Thicket Avenue, on the afternoon of June 19.

The fly-tippers left behind a combination of builders’ waste and household rubbish, including an old bath, carpet underlay, concrete, bricks and TVs.

The Voice understands that documents with names and household addresses were also found among the rubbish dumped at the centre, which is run by Hillfields Family and Community Trust.

A Bristol City Council spokesman said the fly-tipping had been reported to the council and an investigation was underway.

Arrangements were being made for the rubbish to be removed.

Anyone who believes rubbish they arranged to be removed was among the waste dumped is being encouraged to contact the council with information on whoever they paid to take it away.

The council says fly-tippers face fines of up to £50,000 and a jail sentence if convicted.

Anyone who spots rubbish being dumped can report it on the council website or by phone to 0117 922 2100.