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Filthy lucre in fly-tip donated to Mayor’s charity

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06 October 2017

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An Enfield Council waste services officer who found a ten-pound note in a fly tip has contributed the discarded cash to the Mayor’s Charity - Enfield Cares.

- Waste enforcement finds £10 in a fly-tip
- The money was donated to the Mayor’s Charity
- Fly-tippers are issued FPNs of £400
 
An Enfield Council waste services officer who found a ten-pound note in a fly tip has contributed the discarded cash to the Mayor’s Charity - Enfield Cares.
 
Following a pro-active search of a fly-tip on the Hertford Road the Enfield Council officer, Ricky Andrews, decided to make the donation directly to the charity as police officers no longer handle lost property.
 
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “What a great and honest gesture from our waste enforcement officer Ricky. We are very glad he chose to make a deposit into the Enfield Mayor’s charity. It certainly puts a spin on the term ‘filthy lucre’!”
 
“On a serious note, the waste enforcement team has the rather unsavoury task of sifting through illegally dumped rubbish in order to find clues about  offenders. Once evidence has been found, a fly-tipper would be slapped with a £400 fixed penalty notice. We hope this particular fly-tipper will be caught. Perhaps he or she will be encouraged to make a donation to the Mayor’s charity too!”
 
Every year, Enfield Council spends around £800,000 alone to clear fly-tips. This comes amid the Council having a challenging savings target of £56m by 2019/20.
 
Residents can report fly-tips on Enfield Council’s website at https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/rubbish-and-recycling/rubbish-and-litter/fly-tipping-and-litter/. Enfield Council would like to remind residents that they also have a duty of care when disposing of rubbish, to help keep our strong communities clean and safe. If you are arranging for rubbish to be taken away, always ask to see a waste carrier’s license. You can check for a business’ license on the Environment Agency’s website, here: https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers