Mum finds clue to help catch rogue fly-tippers
A SWANSEA mum's quick thinking may give the pests who blighted this Swansea field some sleepless nights.
The woman, who has asked the Post not to name her, found a car tax disc among the rubbish strewn in Waunarlwydd.
She told the Post she has taken close-up photos of the disc and emailed them to Swansea Council.
It is normally just the sort of information the authority needs to consider launching a prosecution, but it has emerged the land in question is privately rather than publicly-owned.
The mum-of-two, of Waunarlwydd, said fly-tipping was a scourge in the area, and that she had reported an incident to the police around six weeks ago.
"I've seen 4x4s and Transits in the fields racing each other," she said. "People have got no respect. I think it's disgusting when we have numerous waste refuse sites.
"There are not many fields left because people are building houses."
The woman spotted the rubbish pictured, off Heol Will George, on Sunday. She said she and her children liked walking in the fields and checking out the horses there.
Last month the council successfully prosecuted Jeremy Porter, of Lon Tyanyrallt, Pontardawe, for a roadside fly-tipping offence near Llanrhidian, Gower. Council staff discovered the contents of a shed at the spot and traced materials back to a resident who had employed Porter to dispose of the waste.
Meanwhile, Michael Davies, of Heol Broch, Birchgrove, was also guilty of illegally dumping rubble and a fridge freezer in Frederick Place.
The council had received information from a member of the public who had seen a van driving away from the scene.
The council had 2,700 fly-tipping reports during last financial year.
A spokesman said it has written to the landowner of the fields off Heol Will George requesting the site is cleared.