Woman fined after rubbish dumped on public bridleway near Hitchin

11:37 22 May 2014

North Herfordshire District Council brought the case to court on Monday, when a woman was ordered to pay £155

North Herfordshire District Council brought the case to court on Monday, when a woman was ordered to pay £155

Archant

A woman has been fined for fly-tipping after household waste was dumped on a public bridleway.

Jennifer McTaggart was ordered to pay £155 after her household rubbish was found on a public bridleway in Offley.

McTaggart, Bridge Street, Whaddon, near Royston, pleaded guilty to not taking reasonable steps to prevent her waste from being fly-tipped illegally in April of last year, after sacks of rubbish were disposed of by someone else.

At a hearing at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court last week brought by North Hertfordshire District Council, she was fined £85, and had to pay £50 towards the council’s legal fees and a £20 victim surcharge.

David Scholes, chief executive of the district council, said: “Fly-tipping can be a real problem in our area. It ruins the environment and there are also financial implications for clearing it up which effects the council taxpayer. We encourage residents to make sure that their waste is disposed of appropriately and this includes ensuring any contractors they may use for building works or gardening have a waste carrier’s licence.

“We hope this prosecution sends a clear message that anyone can be found guilty of fly-tipping if they haven’t taken steps to ensure their waste is properly disposed of, even if they are using someone else to get rid of it for them.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

14:25
A Dutch man was cleared of conspiracy to smuggle drugs at St Albans Crown Court yesterday.

Police have charged a 33-year-old man from Hitchin with a string of shoplifting offences.

12:16
Stella Creasy is shadow consumer affairs minister and running to be deputy leader of the Labour Party

A senior Labour politician on the campaign trail had a stark warning about the scale of personal debt in Stevenage and North Herts when she spoke to supporters.

11:21

A couple from Heydon have been ordered to hand over more than £75,000 and pay a fine of £10,000 after repeatedly renting out two former barn units without permission.

08:15
Betty's call blocker and telephone next to the scam mail she received in one morning.

At least one unexpected approach that 83-year-old scam victim Betty has received was the real deal – because it came from trading standards watchdogs who wanted to help her keep the vultures at bay.

”North

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition today E-edition