Gavin Williamson has long campaigned against fly tipping in the constituency and is fighting to impose tougher fines and adding more cameras to catch the perpetrators.
There have been 457 cases of fly-tipping recorded in South Staffordshire in the past year. In May 2016, the local council was given power to impose £400 fixed-penalty notices for fly-tipping, but these fines did not stop the perpetrators. Gavin has met with representatives from the South Staffordshire Council and NFU to address this serious issue. As well as these local meetings, Gavin has met with various ministers and officials in Downing Street to urge them to introduce nationwide penalties for fly-tipping. Fly-Tipping negatively effects those who use the land for commercial purposes, but also threatens our green belts.
Gavin has met with Ministers and officials at Downing Street to push for a national strategy to be implemented to stop this crime.