Clean Devon fly-tipping awareness campaign

Clean Devon Group, which brings together partners including CLA, NFU, Environment Agency, Police and Devon County Council executed a fake fly tip as part of an awareness campaign.
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On 15 March the Clean Devon Group, which brings together partners including the CLA, NFU, Environment Agency, Police and Devon County Council executed a fake fly-tip at the former RAF Harrowbeer site near Yelverton. Claire Wright, Rural Surveyor, who sits on the group, joined other representatives as part of the campaign.

The pile of deposited household waste and detritus was marked off with scene of crime tape to fully reflect the illegality of such behaviour; whilst the Devon & Cornwall Police drone team were on hand to film the fly-tipped waste and execute a patrol over the local area to illustrate how police technology can be employed in the fight against fly-tipping.

The aim of the event was to illustrate the scale of the problem across the county, undertake several broadcast radio interviews and engage with members of the public about the continued problem of fly-tipping in rural areas. At the end of the event, the waste was safely tidied away from the concrete pad.

The Clean Devon group will look to build on the success of this event with other awareness campaigns during 2022. If you'd like further information about plans for future campaign, or have ideas to help, please contact Claire Wright.

Key contact:

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Claire Wright CLA South West Rural Surveyor