Fly tipping costs have rocketed by 205% under Labour according to official figures.
Official answers to Conservative Questions reveals that for the financial year 2011-12, the cost was £67,102k compared to £205,235 for 2015-16. This represents a 205% increase and an accumulative spend of nearly £1m over the past 5 years.
Furthermore, Fly tipping costs have rocketed by 205% under Labour according to official figures. between April and August this year, the Council spent a whopping £129k, which means that by the end of the financial year in March 2017, the figure is likely to be greater than the combined spent for past 2 years of £391,990k.
Councillor Alex Stafford, Cabinet Member for Business and Communities said:
“When I asked the question, I certainly did not expect to be told that Labour has spent close to £1m clearing fly tipping over the past 5 years.
This is really shocking, especially when you realise that the increase is fly tipping is directly attributable to changes that Labour made to the waste and recycling and street cleaning services.
I am sure if Labour bothered to ask, residents could have told them better ways to spend this £1m and I am confident it would not be on throwing good money after bad!
This is yet another example of Labour not listening, not hearing, not delivering for Ealing.”
The amount spent on fly tipping by financial year is given below:
April-August 2016 £129,095