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FLYTIPPERS in South Hiendley have gone to a new low - dumping waste at the entrance to a cemetery.

Bags full of the remnants from a fitted kitchen or bathroom were dumped at the entrance of the graveyard at St Peter’s Church, Felkirk, South Hiendley.

Coun Maureen Cummings, cabinet member for communities at Wakefield Council, said anti social behaviour will not be tolerated.

She said: “The council takes a zero tolerance approach to fly-tipping. Not only is it costly to remove, it is also a blight on the environment and can spoil the lives of people living nearby.

“We will use every tool at our disposal to identify and take action against irresponsible residents and businesses.

“This includes issuing fixed penalty notices and taking court action against those that blight our community with waste.”

The Council was told about the flytipping on Monday and cleared it within 24 hours.

Environmental Crime officers visited the site and collected items of evidence for further investigation.

The Council’s enforcement and streetscene teams have been working with police to reduce flytipping.

l In last week’s Express, a photograph accompanying the article ‘Stamping out tipping at village beauty spot’ was incorrectly captioned.

Coun Sandra Pickin was pictured and not Coun Maureen Cummings, as described. We apologise to both councillors for our error.