A COASTAL area that has been blighted by fly-tipping has been given a spring clean.
Representatives from Durham County Council, Durham Constabulary, Durham Heritage Coast and Natural England were joined by a team of volunteers to clean up the Denemouth area in Blackhall.
Four trailers of waste was picked up during the day-long campaign that included tyres, three-piece suites and a fridge freezer. The area was also made safe during the operation as some syringes were removed by specially trained handlers.
Ian Hoult, neighbourhoods protection manager at Durham County Council, said: “We carried out the clean up of the Denemouth area in response to complaints from local people about fly-tipping.
“Overall in County Durham we have seen a 20 per cent reduction in the number of incidents of fly-tipping in the last four years and we remain committed to tackling this issue.”
Contact Durham County Council on 03000 261000 to report fly-tipping.