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Fly-tippers caught by CCTV cameras as Bromley Council cleans up Crays

PUBLISHED: 16:52 18 September 2013 | UPDATED: 16:52 18 September 2013

Cllr Tim Stevens discussing the new CCTV cameras in Cotmandene Crescent with Cray Valley West Councillors Cllr Harry Stranger, Cllr Judi Ellis and Cllr John Ince.

Cllr Tim Stevens discussing the new CCTV cameras in Cotmandene Crescent with Cray Valley West Councillors Cllr Harry Stranger, Cllr Judi Ellis and Cllr John Ince.

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More than 230 incidents of fly-tipping have been spotted after CCTV cameras were installed in the Crays.

Bromley Council decided to install the devices in Cotmandene Crescent, in St Pauls Cray, and Star Lane, in St Mary Cray, following strong lobbying from local residents.

Many of those caught over the past three months have been hit with £80 fines, or in the worst cases, been summoned to court.

Cllr Tim Stevens, executive for public protection and safety, said: “Residents are fed up with those who flout the rules.

“Some people think they can take all manner of rubbish and simply dump it in the vicinity for the Council to clear up. This is antisocial behaviour at its worst and places an added burden on law-abiding taxpayers.

“Our CCTV is monitored all day, every day, and we can use the resulting extremely clear pictures to prove our case.”

The cameras are part of an on-going campaign to stop fly-tipping in Bromley, and keep the borough clean.

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