Saturday, 18 May 2013
Appearance in Court following fly-tipping
A Margate woman has been fined, after pleading guilty to a fly-tipping offence which took place in Margate.
Aimee Marsh (29) of Shakespeare Road, appeared before Canterbury Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 7 May and pleaded guilty to depositing 40 black and blue rubbish sacks on Shakespeare Road.
The incident took place on Shakespeare Road, Margate on 7 November 2012, when numerous black and blue rubbish sacks were dumped on the street. Thanet District Council Enforcement Officers, who monitor the area on a regular basis, found the rubbish sacks and tracked it to Miss Marsh’s property.
In Court Miss Marsh admitted she had not put her rubbish out for weeks and had just dumped it there. Miss Marsh has been fined £250 with clean-up costs of £467.60. She was also ordered to pay £100 costs with a £25 victim surcharge. The total payable is £842.60.
Cllr Michelle Fenner, Cabinet Member for business, Corporate and Regulatory Services said: “The council does not tolerate fly-tipping and we will take action against those who do so. Our enforcement officers work hard to catch those who litter our towns and villages, so it is encouraging to see outcomes like this.
“We should take pride in our environment, and it is sad that people who carry out such offences do so at the risk of spoiling others. If anyone sees any fly-tipping take place, I urge them to contact the council immediately.”
Cllr Alan Poole Cabinet Member for Operational Services added: "I am pleased to see successful cases like this. We continue to prosecute whenever we can and hope that cases like this send a loud message of zero tolerance of fly-tipping and littering in general."