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Two laybys permanently closed to traffic after anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping

3:37 pm, Tuesday, 30th November 2021 - 1 year ago


Two laybys in North East Lincolnshire have been closed following anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping at the sites.

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, EQUANS, have closed the laybys in Great Coates Road in Healing and Riby Road in Stallingborough to vehicles following discussions with local councillors.

Ward councillors have made highway officials aware of a number of instances of anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping at these locations which has led to the decision.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “Fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour impacts on our communities and ruins the surroundings. Working with our ward councillors and using their local knowledge of their wards is key to our efforts in stamping out these sorts of issues.

“Highway officials at EQUANS have supported in putting the necessary legalities in place to prohibit access by vehicles to these laybys and we will now monitor them to ensure people comply. Should these issues continue to persist, we will look at further options available to us.” 

Ward councillor, Cllr David Hasthorpe, added: “This is something that has been brought to my attention and it’s something we must crack down on. Anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping will not be tolerated, and we will do all we can to prevent this from happening.”

Gates and a bund (mound of material to block access) are in place to prevent unauthorised vehicles access and reduce instances of fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour at both sites.

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