“SCUMBAGS” dumped more than ten black bags of cannabis-growing kit were dumped within the grounds of a village war memorial.
Police are reviewing CCTV of the equipment being fly-tipped at the site on the corner of Woodhouse Green and Green Arbour Road, Thurcroft.
Parish council chairman Cllr Jeb Nightingale (pictured) said: “What type of people would do this? There’s just been fencing put on there to alleviate this sort of thing.
“It looked an eyesore. I couldn’t believe they would do it here at the cenotaph. We’ve just had all the remembrance services for the D-Day anniversary.
“They are scumbags. They dumped between ten and 14 black bin bags in the grounds of our cenotaph.”
The bags — containing pipes, plastic sheets, plants and electrical equipment — were dumped at about 1.45am last Thursday. They were removed by Streetpride later the same day.
Cllr Sarah Allen, Rotherham Borough Council cabinet member for cleaner, greener communities, said: “We’re determined to work with communities to bring those who carry out this crime to justice so that we have a strong community in a clean and safe environment.
“If anyone has any information about fly-tipping, they can report it to us at www.rotherham.gov.uk/report.”
We want to continue holding local authorities to account, attending court and council meetings, as well as providing breaking news, competitions and offers – but it costs money. Online advertising does not cover costs, therefore we feel the need to ask for your help in ensuring we can provide the best possible coverage, online and in our printed products.
For as little as £1, you can support the Rotherham Advertiser – and it only takes a minute.
Click here to support local news.