Fly-tippers dumped bin bags at Penryn town hall before wedding, and leave address in rubbish

Fly-tippers target Penryn town hall, just before the first wedding of the year

Fly-tippers target Penryn town hall, just before the first wedding of the year

First published in News

Penryn’s town clerk and deputy mayor took on the role of refuse collectors on Friday, after a fly-tipper left rubbish outside the town hall.

When clerk Michelle Davey and councillor Gillian Grant arrived at the town hall arrived at the hall on Friday morning, one day before the first wedding of the year was due to take place, they were confronted with bin bags and soggy cardboard piled up under one of the town’s Christmas trees.

Miss Davey said: “This happens far too often, but we’ve got a wedding on Saturday, and the bride’s been setting up.”

It would have been awful if it had been tomorrow morning, if the bride had driven up with her bridesmaids to be confronted with a bag of rubbish.”

It shouldn’t be too difficult to catch the culprit, however, as when the rubbish was removed it was found to contain an old item of post with a name and address.

Miss Davey said: “We have reported them to Cornwall Council and written a very strong letter.

“Often we can’t find out who’s doing this and they get away with it. This isn’t even someone who lives near the town hall, it’s someone who lives further down the street.”

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12:04pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I believe there is no excuse for this type of behaviour, even if let down by the normal waste/recycling collection, one can always take it to the recycling centres and if someone has no transport of their own or chooses not to do this, rubbish/recycling should be stored safely until the next collection date. Dumped rubbish will attract rats, is unsightly, anti social and spoils the look of the whole local environment for all. If one has a complaint about the collection method, they should contact Cornwall Council and register their complaint, I have contacted them in the past and the complaint was dealt with and problem rectified.
I believe there is no excuse for this type of behaviour, even if let down by the normal waste/recycling collection, one can always take it to the recycling centres and if someone has no transport of their own or chooses not to do this, rubbish/recycling should be stored safely until the next collection date. Dumped rubbish will attract rats, is unsightly, anti social and spoils the look of the whole local environment for all. If one has a complaint about the collection method, they should contact Cornwall Council and register their complaint, I have contacted them in the past and the complaint was dealt with and problem rectified. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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10:36am Fri 17 Jan 14

MARTIN GILL says...

I hope the idiots who dumped this rubbish will be 'named and shamed'. A substantial fine might make them think twice about fly tipping. Or even better, perhaps Community Service; Litter picking in the Penryn area whilst wearing a high vis waistcoat!
I hope the idiots who dumped this rubbish will be 'named and shamed'. A substantial fine might make them think twice about fly tipping. Or even better, perhaps Community Service; Litter picking in the Penryn area whilst wearing a high vis waistcoat! MARTIN GILL
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2:20pm Tue 21 Jan 14

anonymousT11 says...

Look at the CCTV to validate this. Surely the cameras should show who placed what where. The term fly tipping is derived from the verb tip, meaning "to throw out of a vehicle". If it was someone down the road is this really the right term? This could simply have been someone drunk moving/playing with the rubbish of a respected local. Another consideration could be a seagull picked it up and couldn't break through the plastic, therefore dropped it outside the Town Hall.This case needs facts! Fair play to the Town Clerk though - Saved the day!!
Look at the CCTV to validate this. Surely the cameras should show who placed what where. The term fly tipping is derived from the verb tip, meaning "to throw out of a vehicle". If it was someone down the road is this really the right term? This could simply have been someone drunk moving/playing with the rubbish of a respected local. Another consideration could be a seagull picked it up and couldn't break through the plastic, therefore dropped it outside the Town Hall.This case needs facts! Fair play to the Town Clerk though - Saved the day!! anonymousT11
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