Fine for Carlton Resident

A Carlton-in Lindrick resident has been fined for breaching the conditions of a Community Protection Notice (CPN) after they failed to remove waste at their rented flat.

At Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 17th July, Cheryl Lazzari was fined £200, ordered to pay Bassetlaw District Council’s prosecution costs of £897 and a Victim Surcharge of £30 after breaching the conditions of the CPN. A total of £1,127.

Ms Lazzari had allowed items including household waste, an armchair and dog faeces to build up on the balcony of her flat at 5A The Arcade, Long Lane.

The Council’s Environmental Health Team had given Ms Lazzari repeated warnings to remove the waste before she was issued with a Community Protection Notice issued under Section 43 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. This required her to remove the waste by 24th January 2019.

The Court heard that after being issued with the CPN, the defendant contacted the Council’s Environmental Health Team and was verbally aggressive on the telephone, during which she made it known to an officer that she was not going to comply with the CPN. As such, the Council initiated prosecution proceedings against Miss Lazzari.

While the defendant did not attend court, the case was proven in her absence and a collection order was made for the full amount of £1,127 to be collected by 14th August 2019.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “Residents have a duty of care to store and dispose of waste in a responsible way and ensure that the public health of fellow residents is not affected.

“A Community Protection Notice is just one of the enforcement powers at the Council’s disposal to ensure that residents keep their homes and surrounding areas in an acceptable condition. As this case shows, if you do not take the action required within the CPN, you will be put before the courts and could potentially end up with a sizable financial penalty.” 

Last Updated on Tuesday, August 20, 2019