Calling all willing volunteers! The NFU is seeking volunteers interested in working with Defra’s FlyMapper project to trial a web and mobile based reporting system for fly-tipping.
The FlyMapper system is already in use in Scotland and Wales and this project is for the recording of incidents in England to gather intelligence for the better management of fly-tipping on private land.
The NFU has been calling for a single reporting mechanism to be developed so that farmers only have to report a fly-tipping incident once. Currently victims may have to report incidents to multiple authorities, which is time consuming, often confusing and frustrating. We believe that by taking part in this trial, members could help shape the development of a really useful tool.
It is vital that we get a good number of active users on board and a large number of incidents reported so Defra receives a clear and evidenced message about the scale of the fly-tipping problems NFU members are having to deal with.
It takes a short while to register and then to download and get used to the smartphone app and so this project will probably be of most value if you are able to record multiple fly-tipping incidents of over the next few months.
To register, please follow these three steps:
- From the home page, click on ‘Register as a new user?’ (below the ‘Login’ button).
- Complete the required fields and select 'National Farmers’ Union' from the list
- Read and accept terms and click the ‘Register’ button
Your registration will need to be authorised and once this is done you will be able to download the app and start recording fly-tipping incidents - as soon as the system goes live on 2nd March.
If you need further information or support, please contact Richard Griffiths, Zmx5bWFwcGVyQGVzZG0uY28udWs=