Episodes of Channel 5’s latest observational series, Filthy Britain SOS, are to feature the work of the fly-tipping team at Buckinghamshire Council.
Council officers David Rounding, Chris Smith, Matt Shutter and Reece Croft have been filmed at various locations across Buckinghamshire showing how they fight back against those intent on dumping waste illegally in Buckinghamshire.
The team is relentless in their pursuit of clues and evidence to bring anyone who fly-tips in Buckinghamshire to justice whether the fly-tipped waste is building waste, black sacks full of rubbish or even waste from cannabis production.
The Channel 5 TV series exposes instances off fly-tipping across the UK and the extensive work carried out by dedicated Council teams and volunteers to combat the dumpers and clear up after those who litter the countryside and towns.
This is the second time TV crews have followed the work in Buckinghamshire with the team having been filmed for Channel 5’s previous series, Grime and Punishment in 2018.
Buckinghamshire Council Enforcement Officer, David Rounding, said: ‘I support any way of getting the message out to people about how anti-social fly-tipping is and how expensive and time-consuming clear up operations are.
While the series is hugely entertaining and it was good to take part, the serious message is don’t fly-tip, be responsible and avoid a criminal record, hefty fine or even a custodial sentence.‘
Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change at Buckinghamshire Council, Bill Chapple OBE, said: ‘A very small minority of people simply don’t care about our beautiful countryside and see it as a way of ducking their responsibility to dispose of waste properly. Well not in Buckinghamshire – we will continue to do everything to track criminals down and bring them to justice.
We always operate a zero tolerance approach so you have been warned.‘
Episodes of Filthy Britain SOS are currently broadcast on Sundays at 8.00pm on Channel 5 or you can view them on catch up on demand at My5.tv. Buckinghamshire’s work first features in episode three, which aired on Sunday 14th June 2020.
Further information about fly tipping and how to prevent it can be found on the Buckinghamshire Council website at https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/waste-and-recycling/fly-tipping/.
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.