A Basildon resident found herself slammed with a hefty fine of £985 when she was caught fly-tipping in the Basildon area.
The woman from Swanstead, Vange, Basildon was ordered to pay the fine after being found guilty of dumping suitcases, cardboard boxes and black and pink sacks of rubbish. Evidence was provided by an officer who reported that the rubbish in question contained Ms Tafa’s name.
The court heard that she had left waste outside the boundary of her residential property two days before collection day and ignored a penalty notice issued and posted to her address. She also failed to attend her first hearing.
She was fined £461, with additional ordered costs of £477 and a £47 victim surcharge. All totalling to £985.
This is hopefully sending a clear message that fly-tipping will not be tolerated in the Basildon area and the law will come down heavily on those who break it.
David Harrison, chairman of Baildon Council’s Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee Councillor said: “Don’t ignore fines and dispose of rubbish on your area’s collection day.” Collection days are clearly stated on the website: www.basildon.gov.uk or you can call or visit the council in St. Martin’s Square. Tel: 01268 533333. Basildon residents are also reminded that rubbish and recycling are placed at the edge of the property on collection day by 7.30 am.
People of Basildon must carry out the appropriate procedure to ensure rubbish stays off the streets and the countryside and laybys stay clear.
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