Waste drivers fined during crackdown on flytipping in Lyndhurst High Street
MORE than 50 waste carriers driving through a New Forest village were stopped during a crackdown on flytipping.
Police teamed up with New Forest District Council, the national park authority and Forestry England for the environmental waste enforcement campaign in Lyndhurst's High Street yesterday (Thursday) morning.
A total of 57 vehicles were flagged down and brought into the village centre car park for officers to check for valid waste carrier licences. Vehicles were also assessed by police to ensure they were roadworthy and had full documentation.
Of those stopped, three drivers were fined for carrying insecure loads, along with one other who had an overhanging load.
Three vehicles were also found to have no MOTs, and one driver was not wearing a seatbelt and their vehicle had no tax, MOT or insurance.
Seven drivers were told to produce their waste carriers licence to NFDC for inspection within 14 days to avoid also being fined.
A police Facebook post afterwards said: “Make sure you know who is taking away your rubbish and check that they have the correct licences so that your waste doesn’t end up in the Forest.”