Category Archives: PET Team Updates

Highlighting the work of the PET Team

In order to highlight the huge amount of work being carried out by the Parish Environmental Team they will be displaying the board shown above in the areas they are working.

If you see them out and about why not go and say hello and ask them about the work they are doing around the Parish

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

lawley-signThe Parish Council are proud to have helped local resident Sheila Slaney achieve her goal of putting up poppies around Lawley in support of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Thank you to Rob & Josh of the Parish Environmental Team who have braved all weathers to put the poppies on lampposts across Lawley.

The poppies are being sponsored by Lawley residents and all donations will go to the Poppy Appeal. If you wish to sponsor a poppy you can bring your donations to the Parish Office in Lawley Square or post an envelope through the door containing your name, address and donation outside office opening hours.

 

Fly Tipping – Householders Responsibilities

Fly Tipping continues to be a major problem in the Parish, causing resources to be diverted from other services to allow the rubbish to be cleared.

Last week alone the Parish Environmental Team removed 4 small scale fly tips, 5 larger fly tips were reported to Telford & Wrekin Council for removal and a large fly tip was reported to a private landowner for removal. The dumped rubbish was mainly assorted household waste, builders rubble and used car tyres.

A number of items giving personal details and addresses were removed from some of the fly tips and Enforcement Officers are following these up with a view to prosecution.

BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT HOUSEHOLDERS CAN BE PROSECUTED IF THEIR RUBBISH IS FLY TIPPED WITHOUT THEIR KNOWLEDGE.

Under the Environment Protection Act 1990 you must ensure that any waste collected from your home is taken by a registered waste carrier. If you don’t and your rubbish is fly tipped you can also be prosecuted even if you did not know it would be dumped. To make sure this doesn’t happen to you always check that anyone you use to remove rubbish from your home is a registered waste carrier by:

  • asking to see their waste carrier licence registration certificate
  • checking their details online at the Environmental Agency Website
  • Calling 08708 506506 and asking for a waste carrier validation check to be carried out