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Council forced to keep phone hotline in war against fly-tippers

Inside Croydon

The Labour-run council has been forced to back down from an attempt to quietly drop one of his key election manifesto promises, to provide a fly tipping hotline.

Police have worked with council enforcement teams to seize a truck that was dumping rubbish. Such arrests depend on prompt reporting by the public, often using the fly-tipping hotline Police worked with council enforcement teams this week to seize a truck that was dumping rubbish. Such arrests depend on prompt reporting by the public, often using the fly tipping hotline

Labour leader Tony Newman fought the 2014 Town Hall elections on a pledge to tackle the “epidemic” of fly tipping across the borough. Making it quicker for residents to report incidents of fly tipping, with an easy-to-use phone line, was an important part of the strategy.

Inside Croydon understands that there have been strong disagreements among some of the Croydon Labour leadership. Mark Watson, part of Newman’s close clique at the Town Hall, is understood to have been behind moves to drop the hotline to help further progress the cost-cutting “online…

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