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National Fly-Tipping Campaign Backed by Local Politicians


Categories: Agriculture and Farming, Culture and Tourism, Local Business, Rural Affairs

Local councillor Evelyn Tweed and Stirling MP Alyn Smith

Stirling MP Alyn Smith and Stirling councillor Evelyn Tweed have backed calls from the National Farmers Union Scotland, in regards to the urgent action required on fly tipping.

Industry leaders have recently met with Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform in the Scottish Government, to further voice their concerns over the growing issue.

Mr Smith and Ms Tweed have lent their support to the NFUS campaign, calling for a more standardised approach to fly-tipping across Scotland’s 32 local authorities, assistance for farmers and landowners in preventative and clean-up operations – as well as tighter coordination with national investigative bodies to coordinate strategy.

Alyn Smith MP said:

‘Stirling is home to a thriving rural and agricultural sector, supporting world-class food and drink production. Farmers and landowners are affected disproportionately by fly-tipping, and I welcome calls from industry bodies such as NFUS for tighter enforcement and further support from public authorities.

‘Last summer saw an unacceptable level of littering and fly-tipping in some areas of Stirling. I’m confident local businesses, Stirling Council and national agencies will continue to work closely to tackle this issue.’

Local Councillor Evelyn Tweed said:

‘As a Councillor representing a very rural part of Stirling, I completely understand the frustration these farmers and landowners feel. Fly-tipping places an unfair burden on our communities and local businesses, and I support calls from the NFUS for deeper coordination at the local and national levels to fight back on this issue.’