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.

Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 5:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 5:31 pm
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).

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."

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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.