Tons of rubbish dumped at Harecastle

Published: Monday, 30 October 2017

LORRY loads of rubbish have been dumped by the side of the canal at the eastern end of Harecastle Tunnel.

Tons of rubbish have been dumped overnight on the land behind the office at the eastern end of the Harecastle Tunnel on the the Trent and Mersey Canal, Keith Gudgin tells us.

Rubbish HarecastleMany lorry loads

This appeared one night last week, and as can be seen from the picture, must have taken many lorry loads to dump such an amount.

Staffordshire Police, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Environment Agency are combining forces to track down the people responsible, though it is the responsibility of the landowner, understood to be Canal & River Trust, that will have the responsibility for clearing the rubbish.