Flytippers disrupt crunch football match for Bishop's Stortford High School
Flytippers dumped 30 tonnes of contaminated rubble at the entrance to The Bishop’s Stortford High School’s playing fields at Jobbers Wood.
The waste has been causing an obstruction since Tuesday last week (Feb 19), putting the pitches out of action.
As a result, the London Road secondary's under-18 footballers will be in action at Bishop's Stortford FC's ProKit UK Stadium on Wednesday (Feb 27) after Blues offered to host the school's PlayStation Schools' Cup English Schools' FA Cup quarter final against Hampton School, Richmond.
Cllr Graham McAndrew, executive member for waste at East Herts Council, spotted the refuse off the B1004 Great Hadham Road last Wednesday evening (Feb 20) during half term.
The Bishop’s Stortford councillor said: “The fly tip is on private land so unfortunately the council is not able to clear this, however, due to its size, we have reported it to the Environment Agency, who will attend to assess. Once the EA has inspected the site, an East Herts officer will attend to try to find evidence for prosecution."
Anyone with information about the fly-tipping can report it via www.eastherts.gov.uk/reportflytip