THE remains of a suspected cannabis farm have been found dumped in the East Sussex countryside, according to a local council.

According to Wealden District Council, pots of soil thought to be the remains of a cannabis farm were found dumped in a country lane near Hooe.

When approached for comment, the council urged residents to report any flytipping they may find.

It also asked residents to make efforts to dispose of waste responsibly or, if unable to do so as a result of disruption from the coronavirus, to store it until this was possible.

A Wealden District Council spokesman said: “We would like to thank residents for the effort they have made to store their waste, including garden waste, until it can be properly disposed of.

“They are helping keep the Wealden countryside looking so fine this spring.

“Both the Council and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are urging the public not to have garden bonfires at this time. With vulnerable residents self-isolating at home, it is important that everyone can enjoy clean fresh air coming into their homes.

“If people do come across suspicious activity in relation to waste carriers or waste, such as people charging to remove garden waste without a waste carrier’s licence, they should report it  to our Street Scene Team at or 01892 602735.”

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Police received a report of suspected drug paraphernalia being fly-tipped on land in Hooe.

“There are no current lines of enquiry and the items have now been collected.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101.”