Tracking down the tyre-tippers

An investigation has been launched after over a hundred tyres were illegally dumped near Fritwell.

Published: Wednesday, 13th March 2019

Cherwell District Council’s environmental enforcement team would like to speak to the drivers of two blue vans seen by a witness in the early hours of Monday, 4 March.

The tyres, 113 in number, were fly-tipped on a track off East Street, near the M40 flyover. They comprised a mix of almost-new tyres and well-worn tyres, leading officers believe that they could have originated with a motoring company.

Cllr Debbie Pickford, lead member for clean and green, said: “This is the second, shocking fly-tip of tyres on this particular piece of land this year. I would ask members of the public who frequent the area to keep their eyes open for the two blue vans whose drivers we think are responsible.

“Footage from a dashcam or a note of the vehicle’s registration plate could be all we need to bring the perpetrators to justice.”

Cherwell’s enforcement officers are now appealing for information to trace the culprits and assist with enforcement action.

Anyone with relevant information should contact the council’s environmental enforcement team in confidence on 01295 227007.