Fines for two people caught fly-tipping in Rushden and Stanwick

The fly-tipped waste at Skew Bridge in Rushden
The fly-tipped waste at Skew Bridge in Rushden
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Two people have been fined hundreds of pounds for fly-tipping in Rushden and Stanwick.

East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is continuing its fight against fly-tippers, including two successful prosecutions this month resulting in fines of hundreds of pounds.

There is no excuse for fly-tipping, and we take any offence very seriously

Cllr Steven North

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

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

In May, details of Emma Cockburns from Stanwick were found in fly-tipped waste 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 the council’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.”

Anyone who witnesses fly-tipping can report it at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/flytipping or by calling 01832 742026.

The more information people can give, the better chance there is of prosecution.

Information which is needed includes time and date of the incident, location of the incident, description of the person/s involved (e.g. sex, height, age, build), description of the vehicle used (registration number, make and model, colour) and a description of the waste being fly-tipped (quantity and type of waste).