Leeds surveillance cameras used to combat fly-tipping

Fly-tipping, a generic image The cameras cost £490 in total and can be used in different areas

Related Stories

Small, covert surveillance cameras are to be used to help catch fly-tippers in action in Leeds.

The cameras are triggered by movement, work at night and can be fixed to trees or other objects at trouble spots.

The two cameras cost £490 in total and will be moved around areas in west Leeds including Calverley and Farsley, Pudsey, and Wortley.

Councillor Rod Wood, Calverley and Farsley, said: "We want to get these people into court."

Mr Wood said: "The tippers have no civic pride, we are constantly having to send a unit to clear rubbish up."

The cost of the scheme was "well worth while", he added.

Mr Wood said he hoped, if the scheme was a success, it could be copied in other areas of the city.

The council's West Outer Area Committee agreed to the scheme and were told warning signs would be posted in an area before cameras were used.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Leeds & West Yorkshire



Min. Night 17 °C


  • NS Savannah, 1962Nuclear dream

    The ship that totally failed to change the world

  • Ed Miliband takes a selfie at a Cambridge hairdressersNo more photo ops?

    Why is Ed Miliband drawing attention to his public image?

  • Espresso cup7 days quiz

    Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?

  • Glasgow 2014 quaichs and medalsQuaich guide

    What do the Scottish gifts given to Games medallists symbolise?

  • Malaysian plane wreckage in UkraineFlight risk

    How odd is it for three planes to crash in eight days?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.