Anger in Calverley after shocking fly-tipping blocks road

This is the shocking moment a dog-walker discovered a huge fly-tipping dump on a road in Calverley - leaving residents outraged.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 4:45 pm

Lisa Drake said she was walking her dog on Sunday morning (April 18) when she discovered the dump on Priesthorpe Road, Woodhall Hills in the village.

She said she was "angry" that people disrespected the spaces and felt sorry for the residents "who have to move it to get out of their homes".

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Speaking to the YEP on Sunday, Lisa said: "I saw it this morning walking the dog and just felt angry that people disrespect the spaces we have and feel sorry for the residents who have to move it to get out of their homes."
Speaking to the YEP on Sunday, Lisa said: "I saw it this morning walking the dog and just felt angry that people disrespect the spaces we have and feel sorry for the residents who have to move it to get out of their homes."

It is believed that residents moved the fly-tipping to the side of the road to allow access again shortly after the first sighting.

Speaking to the YEP on Sunday, Lisa said: "I saw it this morning walking the dog and just felt angry that people disrespect the spaces we have and feel sorry for the residents who have to move it to get out of their homes."

Lisa posted the picture of the fly-tipping in a community forum on social media.

Many residents responded with outrage at the scene.

One said: "We must fine these people."

Another added: "This is absolutely disgusting".

Flytipping is the illegal dumping of waste.

If someone fly tips they may receive a fine, criminal record or in serious cases a prison sentence.

You can also be fined and get a criminal record if you pay an unlicensed person to remove your rubbish and it is fly tipped.

Any sightings of fly-tipping can be reported to Leeds council.

On their website, the council state: "If someone has dumped rubbish onto public land you can report it to us.

"We collect any rubbish fly tipped on alleyways, roads, pavements, parks and council land."