Fly-tipping blight is on the rise in county

Fly-tipping incidents in north Northamptonshire have increased from 3,182 to 3,433 over the past year, despite an overall decrease across England, new figures show.

Government statistics for 2010-11 show the Corby, Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire areas have seen increases of 150, 143 and 32 incidents respectively, while only Kettering has seen a decrease, to 74 incidents.

The number of fly-tipping incidents in each north Northamptonshire area was Corby – 1,111, Kettering – 985, Wellingborough – 910 and East Northamptonshire – 427.

In the East Midlands 57,195 incidents were reported.