Huge pile of rubbish dumped by reservoir near Corby

Views over a reservoir a few miles from Corby were blighted after a van load of rubbish was fly-tipped nearby.
The dumped rubbish. Picture by Glyn Dobbs.The dumped rubbish. Picture by Glyn Dobbs.
The dumped rubbish. Picture by Glyn Dobbs.

A huge pile of waste including old mattresses, rugs and wood was left off Stockerston Lane on the west side of the Eyebrook Reservoir over the weekend.

A Harborough District Council spokesman said the waste was cleared by their contractor yesterday (Monday).

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The spokesman said: "The council takes fly-tipping very seriously and our ongoing anti-fly-tipping campaign ‘Tip Off’ is helping to crackdown on people dumping rubbish illegally."

The reservoir was formed by the damming of the Eye Brook.

It was built between 1937 and 1940 by Stewarts & Lloyds to supply water to their Corby steelworks.

During the Second World War it was used as a practice site for the Dambuster raids.

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