Gavin Williamson met Marco Longhi MP to discuss joint action against fly-tipping near the Crooked House Pub in Himley.
The MP for South Staffordshire met with the MP for neighbouring Dudley North, Marco Longhi, Friday the 4th of June to discuss an action plan to solve the ongoing issue with fly-tipping, which affects both constituencies.
Gavin Williamson has made clear to South Staffordshire Council the urgent need to tackle this criminal act. The Crooked House, a long-standing establishment in the area has been profoundly affected by the illegal dumping of waste in its vicinity. Upon pressure from the South Staffordshire MP and the Dudley MP, the Council has issued two RIPA orders and installed covert cameras along the road.
Gavin Williamson said "Residents, pub-goers and property owners should not have to live with waste dumping so rest assured I will be working incessantly with all parties affected to stop this unacceptable behaviour. I have in the past and will continue to call on the Council to take sterner action and halt fly-tipping once and for all."
Marco Longhi said "For years we have seen indiscriminate criminal behaviour at this site. Today I met with Secretary of State Gavin Williamson MP who is my immediate neighbour and whose constituency straddles with mine in Dudley North at this site, together with other local landowners and stakeholders. We discussed the complex nature of the problem and we have agreed on a joint plan to deal with both short term and long term outcomes we want for this site - a site that both Dudley and South Staffs can be very proud of in the future."