A VILLAGE has been blighted by two serious incidents of fly-tipping – one of which was contaminated by asbestos.

Tendring Council officers were alerted to the trouble spots last Tuesday in Park Road and Mary Lane North, Great Bromley.

Asbestos within the rubbish heap in Park Road will need to be tackled by a specialist contractor at a cost of more than £3,000.

The second pile of waste contained no asbestos but blocked one carriageway of the road causing disruption to traffic for some hours while it was cleared.

The council is clueless as to where they had come from.

Councillor Michael Talbot, responsible for the environment, is urging anyone with any information to come forward.

He said; “If we can find out who was responsible for these incidents, and prove it, we will not hesitate to prosecute them.

“If anyone saw anything suspicious or actually saw the waste being dumped, or may know where it has come from, please contact us immediately.”

Anyone who can help should contact Tending Council’s helpline on 01255 686768.

Alternatively email recycle@tendringdc.gov.uk or report it online here.