A CALL has been made for people who fly-tip in Ludlow to be prosecuted.

Andy Boddington, Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow North, claims to have evidence of who is responsible for fly-tipping and wants action taken.

“Fly-tipping is increasing everywhere,” said Mr Boddington.

“In our county it will not be helped by the closure of recycling bring banks. We have several incidents in Ludlow in recent weeks. By far the worst is also by far the most shocking.

“A pile of stinking rubbish and packaging has been dumped in the Castle Street car park.

“Food waste, plastic bottles and cartons. But also packaging for items sent through the Royal Mail and courier services. These identify the culprits and I have asked Shropshire Council to consider a prosecution.

“The real shock is that some of this material is addressed to people who I thought were responsible and working in the best interests of Ludlow. Fly-tipping is utterly irresponsible and if the council decides to act the perpetrators could face substantial fines, even a spell at Her Majesty’s Pleasure, though that is very unlikely.

“We are a beautiful town. Our car parks should be clean and tidy.