Eastbourne Borough Council fined eight people a total of £1,625 for flytipping over three months from July to September this year. 

The fixed penalty notices were issued as the number of flytipping incidents increased from 194 in the first quarter of 2021/2 by 25 to 219 in quarter two. 

Devonshire ward, which includes many town centre retailers, was the hotspot for flytipping during the second quarter. 

Councillor Colin Swansborough, Cabinet member for Place Services and Special Projects, said: 

“Flytipping is a blight on our environment and we continue in our vigilance to investigate these incidents and punish those responsible either with fines, or where appropriate, prosecution. 

“We have zero tolerance for this anti-social behaviour and any resident or business found dumping items illegally will be brought to book.” 

Figures show the number of flytipping cases for July to September this year were down by 45 from 264 during the same period last year. 

Flytipping can be reported quickly using the Report It smartphone app or on our website.