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Resident Prosecuted over Fly Tipping

Friday 2 November

 

A Kirkby resident has been prosecuted for failing to supply information under section 108 of the Environment Act.

Amy Clark, formally of Vernon Road, Kirkby failed to attend an interview under caution on three occasions, regarding a fly tipping incident in December 2017.

Ashfield District Council’s Community Protection team were made aware of a fly tipping incident at Our Lady help the Christians Church, Kirkby-in-in Ashfield on 14 December 2017.

CCTV footage showed two males dumping bags of waste out of the back of a blue Vauxhall Zaffra into the Church's bulk bins and onto the floor next to them. A search of the evidence allowed Officers to retrieve documents addressed to Amy Clarke at her former address on Vernon Road.

Due to her failure to attend interview and being evasive and obstructing the investigation Miss Clarke was served with an s108 (4) (j) notice. This gave her 14 days to provide the authority with information that would help us in our investigation to identify the fly tippers. Miss Clarke failed to return the s108 (4) (j) to the Council and therefore committed an offence by failing to comply with the notice.

The case appeared at Mansfield Magistrates on 19th October where the case was dealt with in her absence.  She was fined £220, ordered to pay costs of £645.30 and a victim surcharge of £30.

Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council says “This case shows that the Council take fly tipping incidents very seriously and anyone that is obstructing an investigation by withholding information will be subject to formal action. Fly tipping is a blight on our communities, and something that we will not tolerate. We encourage the public to report all incidents of fly tipping to us and can assure you that each case is fully investigated, we continue with our drive on even cleaner streets following the BIG Ashfield Spring Clean earlier this year.”