Flytipped furniture found discarded on country lane

Police officers patrolling Basingstoke and Deane’s Countryside over the weekend were unimpressed when they found a pile of furniture dumped in the middle of a country road.

The offensive items were found by officials on Saturday afternoon (January 2nd) along Rookery Farm Lane between Monk Sherborne and the A339.

The Basingstoke Rural Police team tweeted, “This is not the place to get your waste. See this today while on patrol down Rookery Farm Lane between #MonkSherborne and # A339. #StayatHomeAndStaySafe @BasingstokeGov @ClearWasteApp (16173) . ”

This is not the place to go to get rid of your trash. Seen today on patrol down Rookery Farm Lane between #MonkSherborne and # A339. #StayatHomeAndStaySafe @BasingstokeGov @ClearWasteApp (16173)

– B’stoke Rural Police (@BstokeRuralCops) January 2, 2021

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council responded this morning (Monday January 4) to confirm the incident had been reported to its street cleaning team to arrange the removal.

Fly tipping has become a growing problem in the community recently, costing the city council a “considerable amount” of money.

Fly tipping refers to the illegal dumping of waste, which is often done to avoid the cost of removal or disposal and can result in significant fines being imposed on the perpetrator.

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