Dumb dumpers target Blickling Hall

Blickling Hall. Picture: Mark Bullimore

Blickling Hall. Picture: Mark Bullimore - Credit: Archant

A top north Norfolk tourist attraction is asking for the public's help to track down fly-tippers.

Blickling Hall, the grade two listed estate near Aylsham, is growing concerned with the recent number of rubbish being left on the grounds.

Now, the National Trust are working in partnership with Broadland District Council and Norfolk Police to launch a campaign asking visitors to be their eyes and report any fly tipping activity they might see.

Head ranger Dave Brady said: 'Fly tipping not only poses a threat to humans and wildlife, but something as innocent-looking as garden waste can introduce harmful bacteria and invasive species into the environment. This can cause serious damage to native flora and fauna.

'Sadly, our team can't be everywhere all of the time, but we are lucky enough to have over 400,000 visitors to the estate each year. With their help, we might be able to properly protect our beautiful estate from this illegal practice.'

Visitors are being asked if they spot anyone to not approach them but to call and report it immediately.

If you see someone fly-tipping at Blicking or elsewhere, call pollution control at Broadland District Council on 01603 430488 with as much detail as you can, especially a vehicle registration number.

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