PCC Funded Fly Tipping Group wins Prestigious Award
A Hertfordshire fly tipping initiative that receives support and funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner has won the Best Partnership Award at the Keep Britain Tidy Network Awards at this year's annual awards ceremony.

Hertfordshire’s Fly Tipping Group (FTG) – part of the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership – is a multi-agency taskforce made up of Hertfordshire’s local authorities, as well as the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner, the Police, Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue, the Environment Agency and the National Farmers Union.

Since 2016/17 the PCC has been working with the FTG providing funding support for new initiatives to tackle fly tipping. These include a range of schemes from the installation of new convert cameras at fly tipping hotspots through to enhance training for frontline officers to improve the quality of enforcement action against fly tipping.

The Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group was recognised for its work bringing together a wide range of partners to tackle fly tipping in the county. So far during 2017/18 the task force has overseen a reduction of over 19% in the number of fly tipping incidents reported across the county.

Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, David Lloyd, said:  “I’m very pleased to see the hard work of the Fly Tipping Action Group recognised at these prestigious awards.

“Fly Tipping is a crime which has a very real impact on the community and on landowners. It’s a highly visible crime and one which has seen considerable investment from this office and from our partners. It is great that we are seeing positive results and the work of the group in tackling this menace is bearing fruit.”

Mr Duncan Jones, Partnership Development Manager for the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership and Chairman of the FTG said:  “It’s wonderful to have the work of the FTG recognised at a national level and reflects the hard work of the FTG’s Partner organisations in combating fly tipping”.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive, Allison Ogden-Newton said: “Each year, our award winners show just what is possible when people have the passion and commitment to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep. This year is no exception and I would like to congratulate the Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group including all of its partner organisations and thank them all for their incredible work.”


The Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group (FTG) is a multi-agency taskforce including the Boroughs, Districts and County Council as well as the Police, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Herts Fire & Rescue, the Environment Agency, the National Farmers Union and Keep Britain Tidy.

The FTG has come together to improve how Hertfordshire responds to fly tipping. The on-going work programme is resulting in improvements in enforcement capability across the county as well as the rollout of new technology to assist in identifying and prosecuting fly tippers.