Council clamps down on fly tippers
Investigations into fly tipped waste have resulted in two successful prosecutions by Castle Point Borough Council.
The defendants – both Canvey Island residents – received hefty penalties for their actions.
A resident of St Christopher’s Close, Canvey Island, received a fine and costs totalling £2,100 for fly tipping waste in a disused garage. The case was heard at Southend Magistrates Court on 25 October.
A resident of Western Esplanade, Canvey Island, was caught on CCTV, fly tipping waste on Charfleets Industrial Estate. The resident was served a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice which has subsequently been paid.
Councillor Ray Howard MBE, Cabinet Member for Street Scene, Waste, Floods and Water Management said: “The Council will continue to investigate all fly tipping that blights the Borough and where evidence is found will look to prosecute the culprit using the extensive powers available to us.
“It is important for the cleanliness of the Borough that we deal with those who fly tip, and these two prosecutions show that Castle Point Borough Council will not hesitate to prosecute anyone found fly tipping.”
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