Everything’s ship shape after fly tipping incident

A Portsmouth based property management team is used to dealing with its fair share of fly-tipping but even they were amazed when they made a recent discovery.

Chinneck Shaw in Copnor, Portsmouth is an independent family firm of estate agents and chartered surveyors. One of the sites they manage is a group of 50 garages in Southsea and Property Manager Joe Rocks admitted it was the first time he had confronted such an unusual dumped item.

“We do find all sorts when we are inspecting our sites but even despite the recent bad weather, I didn’t expect to find a boat at the back of the site.

“Along with the usual rubbish which is left on site we’ve had our fair share of abandoned cars, a child’s wendy house and old bath tubs but this is the first time I’ve ever found a boat,” he said.

While all fly-tipping causes unneeded stress and expense to remove the rubbish and the property management team at Chinneck Shaw do all they can to deter this modern day scourge, on this occasion there was a more positive outcome.

Rather than send the boat to the tip, a member of the sales team at Chinneck Shaw will be making the boat seaworthy once again so he can use it for a spot of sea-fishing.

“We are keen to recycle whenever we can,” added Joe.