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Taxpayers to pick up the bill after 100 car tyres dumped on Scratby beach

17:30 06 February 2014

Great Yarmouth Borough Council cleaners removing a large amount of tyres which were dumped off the cliff top at Scratby.

Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth Borough Council cleaners removing a large amount of tyres which were dumped off the cliff top at Scratby. Picture: James Bass

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Nearly 100 tyres have been dumped on an east Norfolk beach - leaving taxpayers with another bill to pay.

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People in Scratby were less than impressed when they woke up today to find dozens of car tyres had been unceremoniously tipped over the cliff edge, bouncing down the walkway near the public toilets and onto the beach.

It is believed they were dumped under the cover of darkness.

A spokesman for the borough council said: “After receiving reports from the public, the council’s environmental rangers attended Rottenstone Lane in Scratby where the car tyres had been fly-tipped near the public toilets.

“GYB Servies Ltd, the borough council’s operational partner, has now removed the tyres.

“There is nothing on the tyres to identify the offender or offenders, and the environmental rangers would like to hear from anyone with information about the incident.

“Fly-tipping is no better or worse in the Great Yarmouth borough than elsewhere in Norfolk.”

GYB Services Ltd have only recently finished a major clean up along Scratby beach, removing tonnes of debris left by the December 5 tidal surge. Anyone with information on the dumped tyres if asked to call the environmental rangers on 01493 846620.

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