Flytipping, including asbestos, was discovered in Aveley. 

Thurrock Independents councillor Peter Smith spotted several piles of rubbish dumped at the bottom of Purfleet Road, Aveley. 

The councillor urged anyone with information to come forward, as well as insisting Thurrock Council must do more to combat the issue. 

He said: "Whilst I was on my walkabout in Aveley this evening I was disheartened to find another industrial flytip in our Borough including Asbestos.

"I would urge residents with any information to speak with the authorities.

"Once again Aveley bears the brunt of commercial fly-tipping, this time at the bottom of Purfleet Road.

"The Thurrock Independents motioned the last Full Council to hold an environmental summit to fully protect and enforce the various health issues we face including air quality, rubbish and fly-tipping that plagues the lives of our residents. 

"I believe this is a result of soft enforcement by the current Conservative Administration, lack of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) at entry points in and out of the Borough and lack of political will to take on this issue head on.

"We need to see urgent action on this issue before it gets even worse."