Residents fined for not clearing garden waste

Wednesday 29 January 2020 Residents fined for not clearing garden waste


Two Kirkby residents have been found guilty of failing to clear waste from the garden of their property.

Carla Stokes and James Silvester were found guilty of breaching a Community Protection Notice for failing to dispose of waste from their property on Harris Road, Kirkby-In-Ashfield.

The Community Protection Notice was issued to Stokes & Silvester in May 2019 following complaints from neighbours. The Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour & Nuisance Officers had provided, advice, support and guidance to them on how to correctly dispose of their waste, however this advice was ignored. The complaints continued and the Council made the decision to take enforcement action.

Failing to appear at Mansfield Magistrates Court a fine was imposed on each defendant of £120.00 with a contribution of £260 to the Councils overall costs.

Cllr Daniel Williamson, Cabinet Member for Community Safety said “The Council will not tolerate residents who think it is ok to commit anti-social behaviour. As this case demonstrates we will prosecute those who fail to comply with Community Protection Notices. The Council is committed to tackling anti-social behaviour and this should act as a warning to those who think they can get away with it.”