Fly-tippers pay the price following successful prosecution by South Holland District Council
Posted on 16 April 2019
South Holland District Council has successfully prosecuted two more proven fly-tippers, continuing its campaign to tackle the tippers in the district.
Stephen Penn of Garnsgate Road in Long Sutton was found guilty on 15 February of offences relating to a fly tip on Guys Head Rd near Sutton Bridge in March 2018, where approximately two tonnes of soil and turf were dumped in a gateway, and was witnessed by a member of the public who reported the incident to the Council.
Following the guilty verdict Mr Penn was fined £3000, with costs of £1104.86 and a victim surcharge of £170. The total amount payable was £4274.86. He was also issued with a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order around the correct carrying and disposal of waste.
This was followed on 1 April with the prosecution of Shaun Harvey of Kinderley Road in Wisbech. Mr Harvey pleaded guilty to an illegal fly tip at West Drove South, Gedney Hill in May 2018, where a large load of tree cuttings were dumped in the road and witnessed by a local resident.
After pleading guilty the Court handed him a fine of £1400, alongside a victim surcharge of £140 and costs of £732.13, making a total payable of £2272.13.
South Holland District Council continues to work to clear fly-tips and to catch and successfully prosecute offenders operating in the district. These cases followed the successful conviction of two other fly-tippers in November 2018, who were both handed significant fines by the courts.
It is important that information about tips is shared quickly and in as much detail as possible, to allow evidence to be gathered and thorough investigation to take place. Reports can be made on the Council's website at www.sholland.gov.uk/reportit or by calling 01775 761 161.