Waste dumped in and around Ashridge Estate
2013 has seen several incidents of illegal waste dumping in and around the Ashridge National Trust Estate. This has included large scale dumping of mixed wastes in woodland and farmland. Several loads of carpet underlay have been dumped in the Stocks Road car park between Ivinghoe and Aldbury. The dumping has also included the leaving of significant quantities of litter near parking areas where visitors appear to have had barbeques.
This dumping blights the area and can harm wildlife and farm animals. Waste may also contain invasive ‘pest’ species, such as Japanese Knot Weed or Spanish Blue Bells which have very negative impact on local flora and fauna. These also damage the Biological Site of Special Scientific Interest that covers most of the Estate.
The vast majority of visitors to the estate appreciate and value the beautiful countryside they find there, but there is a significant number who clearly feel able to dump waste.
If you see someone abusing the area in this way, we do ask that you report what you have seen together with the offending vehicle registration on 0845 330 1856 or on line at www.buckscc.gov.uk/fly
Please be advised that action is, and will be taken against offenders.