Car owners fined after failing to provide information

Two Bassetlaw residents have been fined after failing to provide the Council with information relating to separate incidents of littering.

Witnesses had reported to the Council’s Environmental Health Team that litter had been thrown from vehicles owned by Ryan Brocklesby of Worksop and Melanie Ann Curtis of Retford. Both residents were sent Section 108 Notices under the Environment Act (1995) that required them to tell the Council who was driving the vehicle at the time.

Neither resident provided the Council with the information required before the respective deadlines. As such Brocklesby was fined £220 and ordered to pay the Council’s costs of £329.50, in addition to a victim surcharge of £30. While Curtis was fined £220 and ordered to pay the Council’s costs of £364, in addition to a victim surcharge of £30.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “Failing to respond to a Section 108 Notice is a serious matter and these residents have rightly been fined for this offence.

“Whether it is a cigarette butt, a drinks can or food packets, if you throw something from a vehicle it is still littering and if someone sees you doing it, you could be fined or prosecuted.

“Members of the public can report littering to the Council in confidence so that we can hold the people responsible to account and help to reduce the amount of litter that is carelessly thrown onto our streets, left by the roadside and discarded in our hedgerows.”

On 18th September 2018, a witness reported to the Council that a cigarette butt was deposited from a vehicle on Sandy Lane, Worksop. DVLA checks confirmed that Brocklesby of Nene Walk, Worksop, was the registered keeper of the vehicle.

Brocklesby did not provide the information to the Council by 8th October and therefore he was summonsed to attend Mansfield Magistrates Court on 22nd February. Brocklesby did not attend court and the case was proven in his absence.

On 13 November 2018, a witness reported to the Council that litter was thrown from a vehicle on Arlington Way, Retford. DVLA checks confirmed that Curtis of Station Road, Retford, was the registered keeper of the vehicle.

Curtis did not provide the information to the Council by 6th December, and therefore she was summonsed to attend Mansfield Magistrates Court on 22nd February.  Curtis did not attend court and the case was proven in her absence.


Last Updated on Thursday, March 21, 2019

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