£2000 fine for Enderby Road fly-tipper

Fly-tipped rubbishA local resident who admitted to fly-tipping in Blaby Disitrict has been hit with a fine for his offences.

Sanjay Gohil of Glenfield Frith Drive, Glenfield, pleaded guilty to two counts of fly-tipping at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on 5 October 2016.

The offences related to two instances of illegally dumped rubbish in a field off of Enderby Road, Whetstone.

The rubbish was dumped just 200 metres from
the County Council run Whetstone Tip.

Environmental Health Officers investigated the fly-tipped waste and decided to prosecute Mr Gohil for the offences.

Mr Gohil was fined a total of £1000 for the two offences, plus a victim’s surcharge of £60.

He will also have to pay Blaby District Council’s investigation and legal costs totalling £989.

Councillor Guy Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Environmental and Neighbourhood Services, said:

Cllr Guy Jackson
Cllr.Guy Jackson: Problem costs District £75,000 per year

“We want to once again reiterate that Blaby District Council will not tolerate fly-tipping.

“The actions of these selfish people result in the taxpayer and landowners footing the bill for clearing up their mess.

“This nationwide problem costs us £75,000 per year to clear up in the District of Blaby alone.

“We are committed to ensuring that all fly-tippers are found and prosecuted.”

Anyone witnessing fly-tipping can report is by calling 0116 272 7555 or online at www.blaby.gov.uk/flytipping.

[Source: BDC Communications]

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