Since the introduction of Public Protection Officers to help target the blight of fly-tipping on Derby’s streets, some 1053 fixed penalty notices (FPNs) have been issued. 214 of those have been issued to fly tippers. Whilst many of these are paid, some residents chose not to, leaving the Council with no choice but to prosecute them.
Fly-tipping is a criminal offence with unlimited Fines and carries a custodial sentence. It can be dangerous to health, pollutes land and waterways and costs significant amounts of tax payer money to clear and dispose of. Illegally dumping waste is a serious criminal offence and something the Council takes seriously.
The following people have recently appeared in Court after failing to pay an FPN for fly tipping.
Ms Balogova pleaded guilty and was given a two year conditional discharge, £353.20 costs and £20.00 victim surcharge.
Mr Dewari was given a 12 month conditional discharge, £268.20 costs, £20.00 victim surcharge and £59.00 compensation.
Mr Bladycz attended court and pleaded guilty. He was given a 12 month conditional discharge, £268.20 costs, £20.00 victim surcharge and £32.00 compensation.
Mr Rathor attended court and pleaded guilty. He was given a 12 month conditional discharge, £268.20 costs, £20.00 victim surcharge and £52.00 compensation.
Mr Duda did not attend his first hearing and so a warrant was issued. He was picked up by police and in court, was given a 12 month conditional discharge, £265.92 costs, £20.00 victim surcharge and £28.00 compensation.
Councillor Matthew Holmes, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Public Protection commented:
“These prosecutions send a very clear message that we will not tolerate rubbish being dumped on our streets.
Our communities should be proud of where they live and shouldn’t have to tolerate the selfish actions of the minority who think it’s acceptable to behave this way.
Our Public Protection team deserve a huge amount of credit and continue to work very hard to tackle and reduce fly tipping across the city.”