Fly tipper fined for dumping building waste

A MAN who allowed building waste to be dumped on a bridleway has been fined �250.

Richard Penn-Clark of Walkern, near Stevenage, pleaded guilty to the offence at a hearing held at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court.

He admitted paying an unknown waste carrier �100 to remove building waste from an interior design job which was later found dumped on a bridleway in Barrington.

Charged under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Mr Penn-Clark was fined �250 and ordered to pay �250 costs with a �15 victim surcharge.

South Cambridgeshire District Council brought the prosecution after its officers were alerted to the offence.

Cllr Sue Ellington, portfolio holder for environmental services at the district council, said: “Flytipping and littering offences blight our communities so I am very pleased at the result of this investigation.

“We actively pursue these crimes so that we can prosecute offenders and send out a clear message that flytipping and littering will not be tolerated in South Cambridgeshire.”

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Members of the public and businesses using waste carriers are reminded to check they are registered with the Environment Agency by asking them to produce evidence or by calling 0845 6033113.

Anyone who witnesses fly tipping or littering incidents is urged to call the district council on 03450 450063.