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£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]

Parish Council urges residents to report fly-tippers following introduction of charges at Waste Recycling Sites

133-fly-tippingEnderby Parish Council have heard how the decision by Leicestershire County Council to charge for disposal of some types of non-household waste at all its Recycling and Household Waste Sites may exacerbate the fly-tipping problem.

Addressing Parish Councillors during Enderby Parish Council’s May 11th meeting, Blaby District Councillor Guy Jackson said that the introduction of charges earlier this month for processing certain types of non-household waste may encourage unscrupulous individuals to illegally ‘fly-tip’ waste items within the Parish.

A list published on the County Council website examples the types of material that attract the new charges, as well as those that are exempt.

Enderby is not alone in suffering incidents of fly-tipping in recent times and apart from causing a blight on the environment the practice has implications for health and safety.

Fly-tipping also costs the community in financial terms since, on publicly owned land, District Councils have powers to tackle fly-tipping.

This includes the cost of clearing up and disposing of fly-tipped materials and where applicable, investigation and prosecution of offenders. These actions have to be paid for and so there is a call on local taxpayers to foot the bill.

In the course of a single year this could mean several thousands of pounds of local Council taxpayer’s money being used to combat fly-tipping.

The District Council are working with the Neighbourhood Police and Environmental Agency to identify and combat this anti-social practice.

Enderby Parish Council has undertaken to publicise the issue of fly-tipping through its various online social media outlets and its newsletter publication, ‘Enderby Connection’.

Local authorities in England dealt with over 700,00 incidents of fly tipping in 2012/13, costing taxpayers over £36 million to remove.

Flytipping is:

  • Illegal – and clearing it up costs taxpayers’ money
  • Unsightly – flytipping is a sign of a neglected neighbourhood and is associated with increased levels of crime and fear of crime.  It also discourages investment and new businesses from moving into the area.
  • Unsafe – dumped waste can consist of dangerous items such as syringes, asbestos and toxic waste.  It can also attract rats, flies and other disease carrying pests

It is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to flytip any material, it carries a fine upon conviction of up to £50,000 or one year imprisonment.

Fly-tipping is often associated with dumping waste from vehicles. In this case, the person controlling the use of the vehicle, normally the registered keeper, can also be prosecuted.

This means that it is possible for a prosecution to occur when only the vehicle, not the driver, is identifiable.

Report it!

Enderby Parish Council are encouraging residents to report incidents of fly-tipping where they encounter them …..take the registration number and if possible vehicle make. Stills or video footage is also useful in detection and securing conviction of offenders. It is, however, important not to place yourself in danger when attempting to photograph an alleged offence taking place.

Fly-tippers are doing something illegal, they don’t want to get caught.

  • Do not approach them.
  • Do not go near the rubbish until you are sure it is safe.
  • Do not touch anything.

If you spot someone fly-tipping, make a note of the following and contact the District Council with details of:-

  • the date, time and place where it happened
  • what the waste looks like and how much there is
  • a description of any vehicles involved and vehicle registration numbers if possible
  • a description of the person dumping the waste:  height, age, male/female

Enderby residents can report fly-tipping by using the online form or call Blaby District Council on 0116 272 7555.

Anyone asking a third party to dispose of waste on their behalf should ensure they are using a Registered Waste Carrier. There is a responsibility to check this and ask to view the third party’s certificate.

Always get a receipt confirming what they have taken and where they have disposed of it and details of any payment made (details of registered waste carriers can be found on the Environment Agency website.

Vigilance can help rid our neighbourhood of this anti-social activity.

 

 

Fly tipping Blaby resident caught and fined

A Blaby resident has been fined £300 after illegally dumped waste was found outside Marks and Spencer in Fosse Park.

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Household waste was wrapped in a duvet cover.

Iboiya Horvath, of 10 Frankson Avenue, Braunstone Town, Leicester, was caught out after letters addressed to her at two different addresses were found amongst the rubbish, which consisted of household waste wrapped in a duvet cover.

She was invited to two interviews at Blaby District Council, but did not attend, so the case went to court on Tuesday January 22 where she pleaded guilty and was fined £300.

Councillor Guy Jackson, portfolio holder for Regulatory and Neighbourhood Services, said:

“Blaby District Council has a zero tolerance to fly tipping and will thoroughly investigate all complaints and incidents of fly tipping. This fine highlights that the offence is also serious in the eyes of the court.”

To report fly tipping or any other environmental crimes visit www.blaby.gov.uk, email env.health@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7555.

Court action for fly tipping landlord

 

Evidence found amongst fly-tipped refuse in Hill Lane, Countesthorpe

A Leicester landlord has been fined over £800 after a large amount of illegally dumped waste was found on Hill  Lane, Countesthorpe.

 

Comall Masih, 52, of Hastings Walk, BraunstoneTown, was caught out after unopened letters addressed to previous tenants were found amongst the rubbish, which included 30 black bin liners, two mattresses and a lot of household waste.

 

During the investigation it emerged Comall employed two men to clear one of his properties, Harrison Road, Leicester, which had been left in a state by the previous tenants.

 

He was interviewed at Blaby District Council on 23rd February 2012, where he confirmed it was his vehicle that was used for the clearance of the property and disposal of the waste.

 

Comall appeared at Leicester Magistrates court on July 13 and pleaded guilty.

 

He was fined£812.50, £500 fine with £297.50 full costs and £15.00 victim support.

 

Councillor Guy Jackson, portfolio holder for regulatory and neighbourhood services said:

“Mr Masih had a duty of care to dispose of the waste appropriately, however the waste never reached a licensed waste contractor and instead was found on Hill Lane, Countesthorpe.

 

“Blaby District Council has a zero tolerance to fly tipping and will thoroughly investigate all complaints and incidents of fly tipping. The substantial fine highlights that the offence is also serious in the eyes of the court.”

 

To report fly tipping or any other environmental crimes visit www.blaby.gov.uk, email env.health@blaby.gov.ukor call 0116 272 7555.