Recently your Trustees surveyed the long-distance footpath section from Holywell to St Ives. As you know this section has been of concern to us for some time (scroll up to ‘Background’ above). The Meadow Lane section has now recently been blighted by fly tipping in a big way.


This is both an eyesore and illegal. Your Trustees have discovered that the District Council is as concerned as we are about this antisocial behaviour and encourages the public to let them know of every new incident. How do we do this? The procedure is easy. Simply visit the HDC website and register to use the new customer portal. Then access ‘Bins and Waste’ and from there ‘Reporting fly tipping’. There you can use a map to pin point the location and provide a description.

We received a quick response, a promise to investigate and a subsequent message to say that two sources of the tipping had been identified and the businesses concerned had been invited in for ‘interview’. Removal of the waste depends on identifying the landowner and in this case a promise of removal had been received.

We encourage you to use this reporting technique wherever you spot fly tipping in the Great Ouse Valley. If you can photograph a suspicious vehicle in the act or record a registration number the District Council is even more pleased!