Ditches are for water, not rubbish

The Parish Council has received various reports that garden refuse is being tipped into the drainage ditches in the village.

This is unfair to farmers and riparian landowners who are held responsible for the upkeep and free flowing of the drainage ditches by the Environment Agency and it then becomes their responsibility to remove the garden refuse.

Because of the recent increase in heavy rain the Environment Agency are now paying more attention to the condition of the drainage system and anybody found to be tipping rubbish of any sort will be treated as fly tipping and dealt with through the courts.