Wednesday, 1 August 2007
Thurrock Council's Environmental Enforcement Team has been taking action against people who deliberately dump rubbish around the Borough.
Six people who live in or around Thurrock appeared before Chelmsford Magistrates Court charged with environmental crimes.
Their offences ranged from dumping household rubbish in the streets to fly tipping at the gates of a wildlife park.
Councillor Garry Hague, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: "People should know that if they fly tip or litter in Thurrock we will use the full extent of the law to take action against them.
"Fly tipping and other similar crimes cost the Council a significant sum of money each year to deal with.
"By taking this action we are aiming not just to punish the offenders but to send a positive message to reassure residents we do take action against this sort of crime and will continue to do so."
Details of people Thurrock Council took action against on 30 July are as follows;
Barbara Dormer, of Welling Road, Orsett, was found guilty of depositing litter and various items of household rubbish in Stanford Road, Grays, on or around the 19 April 2007.
She was fined £200 and made to pay £300 costs, plus the victim fee of £15, a total £515.
Donna Pealing, of Hobart Road, Tilbury pleaded guilty to the offence of depositing rubbish and various household rubbish bags in Hobart Road.
She was fined £150, plus costs £100, plus £15 victim fee a total £265.
Bienvenu Bewa, of Quarry Hill, Grays, was proved guilty of depositing household waste in a street litter receptacle on or around 17 April 2007.
He was fined £200, plus costs of £300, plus £15 victim fee a total £515.
Dean Webster, of Conrad Road, Stanford le Hope, was proved guilty of depositing litter and various household items in Low Street Lane, East Tilbury, on or around 8 May.
He was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs £300, plus £15 victim fee, a total £515.
Tony Matins, of Whitehall Road, Grays, pleaded guilty to depositing a large number of household items at the entrance of Ron Evans Wildlife Park, Stanford Road, Grays, on or around the 2 April 2007.
He was fined £150, plus cots of £100, plus £15 victim fee a total £265.
Amir Shariff, of Ripple Road, Barking, was proved guilty of depositing litter from a vehicle whilst travelling along Hogg lane, Grays, on the 19 April 2007. He was fined £200, plus costs of £300, plus victim fee £15 a total £515.
If you see flytipping taking place write down, as many details as possible, like the date, the time and what you saw.
If there was a vehicle involved what was its colour, registration number, make/ model and how much was tipped?
Residents should never touch the waste or disturb the site and most importantly not approach the fly tippers.
Instead call Be Smart on 0800 581 281.