A COUNCIL has moved to assure concerned Powys residents that it is addressing a fly-tipping incident following a complaint from a community group.

Llangattock Litter Pickers had reported an issue with Powys County Council of a substantial amount of litter that had been left in a layby close to a former council premises near the village, just outside Crickhowell, in the south of the county a month ago. The group, which has been picking litter locally since 2009 and covers 275 miles of roadside verges every month on the Powys border with neighbouring counties, had lodged a complaint with the local authority on August 17.

They’d also tweeted the council, but did so again this week, having not heard anything from them.

On August 17, the group wrote: “Reported #flytipping into @PowysRecycles @PowysCC today at former turnpike near old council yard off the A4077 (Llangattock > Gilwern road), with black refuse bags and household items in situ.”

The tweet was accompanied by several images showing the extent of the fly-tipping.

On Monday [September 13] they followed their complaint up with another post, saying: “Reported in yourselves @PowysRecycles on the 17th August and still in situ in pull-in off A4077 (Llangattock).”

Powys Recycles, which is the authority’s Twitter feed for their waste and recycling service, responded promptly on Tuesday, saying: “Hi, sorry for the delay in clearing this report, there is some works going on in the layby (Western Power) obstructing access, will try again tomorrow.”