©Kirton News 2019
The Editors Letter
This month we’re focusing on Fly Tipping in our village and the Boston area. Recently the act of fly tipping seems to have grown to epic proportions and the regularity of it is very worrying.
Luckily, a newly formed team of people, concerned aboutThis month we’re focusing on Fly Tipping in our village and the Boston area. Recently the act of fly tipping seems to have grown to epic proportions and the regularity of it is very worrying.
Luckily, a newly formed team of people, concerned about the state of our roads/lanes have come to the rescue.
Initially launched in Boston on Facebook in November 2018, Mark Douglass and his team are passionate about improving the appearance of the town and it’s outlying villages and roads. To date, the Facebook group currently has just over 800 members. Mark is now looking for Voluntary Area Leaders to assist in the day to day running of the group, and if you’re interested, please get in touch using the Flytipping Watch Facebook page – fb.com/flytippingwatch.
The launch of Flytipping Watch has seen an increase in members of the public raising their hand to fight litter, with more and more heading out into their neighbourhoods to pick up rubbish and signing up to Boston Borough Council’s Community Champion scheme.
Speaking of this, Mark said “It’s fantastic to hear that more and more people are wanting to become community champions and get involved with fighting back against litter touts. Flytipping Watch are working hard with Boston Borough Council to tackle ongoing issues, and, as a team, we are very grateful for their ongoing support and commitment to this fight, and their timely response when notified of a waste deposit.”
Following its launch in November, Mark and the Flytipping Watch team have expanded further with the launch of a Flytipping Watch group in Spalding in January 2019, and most recently, the launch of Sleaford’s in February 2019. Flytipping Watch has further plans to expand into the wider community, further progressing into the Lindsey and Kesteven districts in the near future. Working with Boston based design firm Quinstone UK to develop an exciting new website, this new facility gives you the opportunity to sign up to be a Voluntary Area Leader, which will help us expand our target areas.
A range of car stickers have been produced and the launch of the website also features a directory of local waste disposal contractors, who are authorised by the Environment Agency to collect your unwanted waste.
You can join the Flytipping Watch Boston & Local group by searching for them on Facebook, or by visiting the new website – www.flytippingwatch.co.uk. If you’d like to report anonymously, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook link: www.facebook.com
Press contact: Nathan Bryant - Flytipping Watch email@example.com
Please see a recent news article on page 4.
Care Worker Gaynor