Tuesday, 18 September 2007
Thurrock Council continued to crackdown on fly tippers with another three successful prosecutions.
Thurrock Council's Environment Enforcement team brought the prosecutions at Basildon magistrates Court last Friday (14 September).
The offenders combined fines and court costs totaled £1,475, but they could have used recycling facilities throughout the borough or legally disposed of the waste at the Council's Linford Amenity site in Buckingham Hill Road.
Ben Godber of East Street, South Stifford, was caught throwing litter from a vehicle. He was fined £75 and ordered to pay £300 costs.
Kevin Irish, of Auckland Close, Tilbury, was caught fly tipping garden refuse. He was fined £250 and ordered to pay £300 costs.
Lina Salciute, of Station Terrace, London Road, Purfleet was caught fly tipping bags of refuse in Linnet Way, Purfleet. She was fined £250 and ordered to pay £300 costs.
Councillor Ben Maney, Cabinet Member for Community Protection, said: "These prosecutions show Thurrock Council will continue to take legal action against people who think it is ok to dump rubbish in Thurrock.
"The Council will always prosecute when there is evidence available to do so and offenders can expect the same punishment as these people.
"I hope other people who are considering similar actions will think again when they read about the punishments dished out by the courts."