Council prosecutions for Fly-tipping and other offences

A Creswell man who fly-tipped a sofa at Kilton Forest showgrounds in Worksop has been prosecuted and fined following action taken by Bassetlaw District Council.

A vehicle belonging to Adam Cutts of Kings Street, Creswell was seen by a member of the public illegally dumping a brown sofa close to Kilton Forest Golf Course on 21st May 2018 and provided photographic evidence to the Council.

Following a DVLA check to confirm the owner of the vehicle and having been issued with a Section 108 Notice to gather specific information about the offence, Cutts admitted to being at the location on 21st May, but denied dumping the sofa. Due to the evidence supplied by the member of the public, Mr Cutts was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £400 for depositing controlled waste, but failed to pay the fine within 14 days.

As such, the Council pursued a prosecution and while Mr Cutts did not attend Mansfield County Court on 26th October 2018, he was found guilty and was ordered to pay a fine of £660, costs of £616.15 and a victim surcharge of £66, a total of £1,342.15.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “I’d like to thank the Bassetlaw Resident who witnessed this incident of fly-tipping and for providing us with the evidence we needed to make a successful prosecution.

“Fly-tipping and littering in Bassetlaw will never be acceptable and residents who respect our district and our environment can be our eyes and ears as we try to combat the selfish individuals who refuse to dispose of their waste correctly and responsibly.

“If you see someone fly-tipping or littering, you can report this to us in complete confidence and should we have sufficient evidence, we will take legal action against them.”

Bassetlaw District Council has also secured a number of successful prosecutions in relation to littering and failure to provide the Council with information when legally requested through a Section 108 Notice. These include:

Aaron Brown of The Oval, Retford, was ordered to pay a fine of £100, Costs of £500 and a victim surcharge of £30 for failing to provide the Council with specific information that was requested through a Section 108 Notice.

A witness reported to Bassetlaw District Council that a drinks can had been thrown from a vehicle on North Road, Retford on 2nd May. Following DVLA checks, a Section 108 Notice was issued to Mr Brown who was believed to be the registered keeper of the vehicle. Mr Brown failed to respond to the notice and pleaded guilty at Mansfield Magistrates Court on 7th September 2018.

Carly Hill of Wayland Road, Sheffield was ordered to pay a fine of £440, costs of £527.25 and a victim surcharge of £44 after failing to provide the Council with specific information that was requested through a Section 108 Notice.

A witness reported to Bassetlaw District Council that a cigarette butt had been thrown from a vehicle on Carlton Road, Worksop on 7th June. Following DVLA checks, a Section 108 Notice was issued to Miss Hill, who was the registered keeper of the vehicle.

Hill did not respond to the Section 108 Notice and did not attend Mansfield County Court on 26th October 2018. The matter was proven in her absence based on evidence submitted by the Council.

Anthony Ellis, 36, of no fixed address has been ordered to pay a fine of £120, costs of £150 and a £30 victim surcharge after breaching conditions set out in Worksop’s Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).

Ellis was witnessed urinating in a public place within the boundary of the PSPO on 17th May and was ordered to pay a FPN of £100. Ellis did not pay the fine within the within 14-day timescale and also failed to attend Mansfield Magistrates Court on 26th October when the matter was proven in his absence. The full amount of £300 will deducted from Mr Ellis’ benefits.


Last Updated on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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