Fly-tipping is ‘putting people off’ Slopes

May 31 2019
Fly-tipping is ‘putting people off’ Slopes

Fly-tipping and litter have been identified as the biggest problems for the Northern Slopes, the results of a local survey have revealed.

The Northern Slopes Initiative (NSI), the group which carried out the survey, says that fly-tipping is an ongoing problem and it is putting people off visiting the green space.

One problematic area is Kingswear Road (pictured, above), which has become a dumping ground for regular and commercial waste.

Bob Franks, chair of NSI, said: “We are not surprised that complaints about fly tipping and litter are the strongest responses we received.

“We are hearing that it puts people off, especially families with young children, visiting the Slopes.

“This is really bad news, especially as initiatives such as My Wild Child are encouraging more and more people to use the Slopes to help with their health and wellbeing.”

Mr Franks says that the NSI is now investigating practical solutions to the fly-tipping and litter problem, including working with volunteers and Bristol City  Council.

Fines for fly-tipping have recently increased, with offenders facing fines of £400.

To report fly-tipping and litter problems on the Slopes – or other council owned parks and green spaces – visit: www.bristol.gov.uk/museums-parks-sports-culture/report-problem-in-park