CCTV could soon be used to tackle flytipping in two Wharton hotspots as part of a push to eradicate the problem.

Cheshire Police, Cheshire West and Chester Council and Weaver Vale Housing Trust have been working together to clamp down on flytipping in the Bradbury Road and Wharton Gardens estates since January.

While work has continued during the pandemic, flytipping is still a major issue for residents in the area.

Cllr Nathan Pardoe, Labour CWAC member for Wharton, says he is pushing for CCTV and further enforcement action to catch those responsible.

"There's no justification for flytipping," he said.

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"The social and economic impacts of flytipping are unacceptable and caused by those who think it is OK to dump rubbish.

"We're all paying for the clean-up and missing out on funding for more positive things.

"I'm hopeful that an enforcement led approach will change the culture for the better and get the message across that flytipping will not be tolerated."

While skips have previously been used for one-day clean-up events, Cllr Pardoe says they require policing and do not change flytipping behaviour, with incidents taking place between skip days.

CWAC offers weekly kerbside collection and recycling services, along with bulky waste collection, while many items can be collected for free by the Winsford-based Changing Lives in Cheshire charity.

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Anyone caught flytipping in the borough is handed a £400 fine and can face further prosecution.

Reports of flytipping can be made anonymously by emailing CWAC on regulatoryservices@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk and the information will be shared with police and Weaver Vale Housing Trust.