Cllr Sam Stopp (Wembley Central) has asked me to let Wembley Matters readers know that he is to head up a Scrutiny Committee Task Force on fly-tipping which will report back in November.
A key facet of the project will be engaging residents from across Brent to understand the impact of fly-tipping on their lives and how they would like to see the Council address it.
Residents can have input by emailing Cllr Stopp at
He will be happy to set up individual meetings with interested people.
As background here is Brent Council's response to an FoI request (June 2015) LINK
1. Please could you tell me the number of fly-tipping incidents that have been
reported to the London Borough of Brent for the following date periods, i.e.
March 2014 - May 2015
16,077 incidents of fly tipping were reported from March 2014 to May 2015
2. Please can you inform me of the number of Fixed Penalty Notices that have
been given out in the London Borough of Brent for fly-tipping for the following
date periods, i.e. March 2014 - May 2015
There is no fixed penalty notice relating to fly tipping. In a number of cases Brent
officers use a littering fixed penalty notice for what could be deemed low level fly
tipping, but it is not possible to separate these cases from other littering cases.
3. Please can you inform me of the number of successful convictions secured
for fly-tipping in the London Borough of Brent for the following date periods,
i.e. March 2014 - May 2015
Brent Council had ten successful prosecutions for fly tipping between March 2014
and May 2015.
4. Please can you inform me of the cost for cleaning up fly-tipping in the
Fly tipping clearance is carried out by our contractor Veolia as part of the Public
Realm contract. This contract includes refuse and recycling collections, street
cleansing, grounds maintenance and burials and due to the structure of the contract
there is no separate cost for the clearance of fly tips.
The Environment Agency ‘flycapture’ database uses estimations to predict fly tip
clearance costs. Using these estimations, Brent costs for March 2014 to May 2015
were circa £700,000.