Hemel Hempstead fly-tippers go unpunished after Dacorum Borough Council investigation

Cupid Green Lane fly-tipping, Hemel Hempstead.
Cupid Green Lane fly-tipping, Hemel Hempstead.

No further action will be taken against the people who dumped two huge piles of rubbish at the side of a scenic rural road.

Facebook users complained on the Dacorum Fix It Group page in April about household waste that was left in Cupid Green Lane near Grovehill.

Dacorum Borough Council is responsible for clearing all of the area’s fly-tipping and deciding whether or not to prosecute the people responsible if they can be found.

Fly-tipping is punishable by a penalty of up to £50,000 and a year in prison.

Facebook users say they sent the council correspondence with names and addresses on it that had been left in the Cupid Green Lane rubbish in April. They are now asking what was done about it.

The council has told this website that the owner of the waste was interviewed in May and given a formal warning during a full investigation into the fly-tipping.

But spokesman Madeleine Taggart-Smith said it was somebody else who was responsible for dumping the waste, and that this person could not be traced.

She said it would not have been in the public’s interest to take legal action against the owner of the waste.

She said: “Unfortunately I can’t go into further detail about why we didn’t take legal action against the producer of the waste as this is personal information.”