Question about fly tipping

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Dear Flintshire County Council,

I have seen with disgust a post on social media this morning a photograph of at leas 7 dead foxes dumped for anyone to see. These poor animals were found by walkers in Gronant yesterday morning I believe. What an awful advertisement for your part of the world! Could you please answer the following questions.

As well as an obvious health hazard, and a heartbreaking sight for any normal person, is this not classed as fly tipping?

Has this been investigated at all?

Why are you not investigating?

Yours faithfully,

Rita Harding

Flintshire County Council

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Vicky Plant, Flintshire County Council

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Dear Ms Harding,

 

I write in relation to where you have asked the following,

 

I have seen with disgust a post on social media this morning a photograph
of at leas 7 dead foxes dumped for anyone to see. These poor animals were
found by walkers in Gronant yesterday morning I believe. What an awful
advertisement for your part of the world! Could you please answer the
following questions.

 

As well as an obvious health hazard, and a heartbreaking sight for any
normal person, is this not classed as fly tipping?

 

Animal By Products (ABP) includes the following within its definition,
Animal Carcasses, Hides, Skin, Hooves, feathers, wool, horns or hair, Hunt
Trophies.

 

Pest control also have to follow ABP rules in connection with disposal of
vermin.

 

ABP by definition are classed as controlled waste.

 

Fly tipping would be defined by the disposal of ‘controlled’ waste onto
public land or private land without the land owners consent (We would
require the permission of a land owner to enter and investigate or we
could be trespassing).

 

Has this been investigated at all?

 

It has not been reported to ourselves, according to the press it has been
investigated by the Police in respect of a criminal matter.

 

Why are you not investigating?

 

It has not been reported to ourselves as a fly tip on either public land
or private land by the land owner

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Contact Officer

 

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We welcome correspondence in Welsh. We will respond to correspondence
received in Welsh without delay.

Opinions advice, conclusions and other information in this

message that do not relate to the official business of

Flintshire County Council shall be understood as neither

given nor endorsed by it or on its behalf, and consequently

Flintshire County Council shall bear no responsibility

whatsoever in respect thereof.

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth Gymraeg. Ymatebwn yn ddi-oed i ohebiaeth a
dderbynnir drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg.

Deellir na fydd unrhyw safbwyntiau, na chynghorion, na

chasgliadau nac unrhyw wybodaeth arall yn y neges hon,

nad ydynt yn berthnasol i waith swyddogol

Cyngor Sir y Fflint, yn cael eu cynnig na'u cadarnhau ganddo

nac ar ei ran, ac felly ni fydd Cyngor Sir y Fflint yn derbyn

unrhyw gyfrifoldeb am y rhannau hynny o'r neges.

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