A BARNSLEY MP asked the government to ‘clamp down’ on fly-tipping offenders in Parliament this week.

Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, said that fly-tipping is an ‘unacceptable blight on our community’.

In Parliament, she said: “Fly-tipping had doubled in Barnsley in the last year, costing the local council nearly £200,000 to deal with.

“What discussion has the minister had with colleagues across government to ensure that fines and sentences for fly-tipping are a stronger enough deterrent?”