Builder gets rubbish bill

    18/05/2020


    Builder rubbish

    A self-employed builder who illegally dumped rubbish near a village in Stafford Borough has been handed a £400 fine.

    The builder from Walsall was hit with the £400 fixed penalty notice when he emptied the contents of his van, including wood and bin bags of rubbish, near the village of Church Eaton south of Stafford.

    He had been travelling back from a job he was carrying out in Shrewsbury when the incident happened, last month.

    Two other people have been fined recently for separate flytipping offences in the borough – a man from the Stoke on Trent area and the other from Telford.

    It costs tens of thousands of pounds of council taxpayers money every year to clean up flytipping in Stafford Borough. The council has a dedicated webpage where it posts pictures and details of flytipping - asking residents for information to help catch offenders.

    Councillor Jonathan Price, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We have a zero-tolerance approach to flytipping and this latest offence clearly demonstrates that anyone who is caught can expect to be fined or prosecuted.

    “Our residents are rightly outraged when they see people treating our villages and towns as a dumping ground – so thanks to all those who have reported these offences and provided us with information that can help catch those involved.”

    People can contact the council in confidence via grimewatch@staffordbc.gov.uk or calling 01785 619000. For more details go to www.staffordbc.gov.uk/grimewatch.

    Press Release No. 5636

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