COUNCIL bosses say they are watching a fly-tipping hotspot closely after a surge in rubbish being dumped there.

Castle Point Council says an area of land in Eastways, Canvey, is being regularly used as a place to dump large items.

Mattresses, drawers and bed frames have all been dumped there recently.

In a post on social media, the council said: “The greenspace where Eastways meets Glenwood is being regularly used as a dumping ground for unwanted items.

“We are actively monitoring this area and will issue Fixed Penalty Notices to anyone found responsible for fly-tipping.”

It comes a week after Basildon Council revealed it had been cracking down on fly-tipping in the borough.

Two residents who had dumped items right outside their homes have recently been prosecuted by the council and issued fines by magistrates.

You can report fly-tipping in Castle Point online at