We have to punish those who fly-tip

Dave Mole, chairman of Kennoway Community Council (picture by Steven Brown)
Dave Mole, chairman of Kennoway Community Council (picture by Steven Brown)

Kennoway Community Council is calling for action from Fife Council after a recent spate of fly-tipping saw a caravan dumped at a popular dog walking spot.

The council raised the issue at its latest meeting held last week, and chairman David Mole has called for tougher penalities for those who dump rubbish where they shouldn’t.

David said fly-tipping has been a recurrent problem at the site at Milldeans Woods, on the road between Kennoway and Freuchie, for a number of years, but recently someone had gone to the effort of driving a caravan to the site and taking it off its trailer before dumping it at the entrance to the woods.

Concrete slabs and even a box of fish have also been left at the site, which has been cleared of some trees in recent months.

The ground was in the area of neighbouring Kettle and Star community councils, who were aware it had been raised at Kennoway’s meeting.

David said: “Fly-tipping at the Milldeans site has been fairly consistent over the last few years.

“The problem is, someone who is fly-tipping has very little chance of being caught. If you see someone parked at the side of a road, they could be fly-tipping – or they could just be taking the dog for a walk.

“There has to be prosecution where available.”

The community council has reported the issue to local councillor and chairman of the area committee Tom Adams and has also sent a letter to the relevant department of Fife Council.

Cllr Adams encouraged anyone who witnessed fly-tipping in the area to report it to the Council. “The only way we can tackle this is to publicise what will happen.”