ANNUAL levels of fly-tipping across Windsor and Maidenhead are ‘off target’, a report claims.

A paper has been drafted and will be brought to a virtual communities overview and scrutiny panel on June 9 on reported numbers on fly-tipping, crime, visitor numbers on parks and open spaces as well as museums.

It states that 216 cases of fly-tipping were reported in March 2020 – an increase from last March where the council was expecting figures to improve during quarter four - but is now ‘anticipating’ Covid-19 and the lockdown measures to have a detrimental impact on figures following the closure of Stafferton Way Household Waste and Recycling Centre on March 26.

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The biggest spike of reported fly-tipping was 320 in September last year, while both June and December 2019 had 204 reports each.

Overall, 944 reports of fly-tipping were counted from April 2019 – March 2020, with the paper stating the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) Council were off of their 623 target by 321.

On the flipside, household waste and recycling sent for reuse was around 47 per cent – a 1.9 per cent increase from the council’s target.

However, Covid-19, the closure of Stafferton Way and reduced waste and recycling collections from weekly to fortnightly from April 6 may negatively impact figures for the next performance review.

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Data extracted from the UKCrimeStats shows over 11,000 of all types of crime have been recorded from April 2019 – March 2020.

Violent crime took the top spot of recorded crime at a whopping 3,250 while robbery has been at a consistent low rate of 87.

Anti-social behaviour took second place with over 1,500 records – followed by other theft at a recorded 1,165 with vehicle crime at a close fourth at 1,162.

Other items on the agenda include an annual report on Norden Farm and a progress update on the Braywick Leisure Centre.