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Council cracks down on fly tipping

Published Wednesday, 28 October 2015

East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is still cracking down on fly tippers, taking two environmental criminals to court this month, resulting in fines of hundreds of pounds.

Zack Neyland from Barton Seagrave was fined £990 after pleading guilty of dumping waste on the Skew Bridge access road in May this year.

Northampton Magistrates Court ordered him to pay a fine of £300, legal costs of £480, £180 in court costs and a victim surcharge of £30.

In May details of Emma Cockburns from Stanwick were found in a fly tip near Stanwick. She was invited to explain how the material got there, but did not take the opportunity to return any information.

She was ordered to pay a £200 fine, £150 to contribute to ENC’s costs, a court charge of £150 and £20 surcharge, by Northampton  Magistrates Court.

Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Steven North, said: “There is no excuse for fly tipping and we take any offence very seriously. We spend at least £20,000 every year on clearing the big fly tips alone, so we’re really pleased with these successful prosecutions.

“Although officers use surveillance cameras to catch fly tippers, we also rely on local people telling us when they see a person or business illegally dumping waste. We appreciate everybody’s help in fighting fly tipping to help keep the district a clean and safe place to live, work and play in.”

Please report fly tipping on our dedicated page or by calling 01832 742026. The more information you can give, the better chance ENC has of prosecuting so, if you can, please include:

•         The time and date of the incident

•         The location of the incident

•         A description of the person/s involved (e.g. sex, height, age, build)

•         A description of the vehicle used (registration number, make and model, colour)

•         A description of the waste being fly tipped (quantity and type of waste)