Darwen woman fined for dumping rubbish in alleyway

First published in Darwen

A DARWEN woman has to pay nearly £600 after she dumped rubbish in the alley behind her house.

Kelly Fisher, of Olive Lane, was charged with failing to comply with a Section 46 notice of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, by not disposing of her rubbish properly. The case was brought before Blackburn Magistrates Court by Blackburn with Darwen Council.

The court heard that a large pile of bin bags was found dumped to the rear of Olive Lane and evidence recovered from the scene pointed to Miss Fisher.

She was fined £70 and ordered to pay £513.81 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Coun Faryad Hussain, executive member for environmental improvement and sustainability, said: “We will continue to prosecute anyone found guilty of dumping rubbish in our borough.

“Furthermore, we will name and shame them in the local press so I hope people will think twice if they are thinking of doing this.

“The community spirit found in abundance elsewhere across the borough has been to the fore as part of our Your Call campaign and it is that fantastic work we want to be publicising, not mindless actions like these.”

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3:55pm Fri 7 Dec 12

midas says...

She should have paid the £50 fixed penalty notice!!
She should have paid the £50 fixed penalty notice!! midas
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4:27pm Fri 7 Dec 12

darwenTower says...

midas wrote:
She should have paid the £50 fixed penalty notice!!
That depends on whether she ever pays the fine.
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: She should have paid the £50 fixed penalty notice!![/p][/quote]That depends on whether she ever pays the fine. darwenTower
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5:22pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Symboy21 says...

If she can't pay the fine then she should pay it off with community service at minimum wage rate, preferably litter picking
If she can't pay the fine then she should pay it off with community service at minimum wage rate, preferably litter picking Symboy21
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6:10pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Noiticer says...

All strength to their elbow and hope they catch all those who make our towns such a mess - we should all be ashamed of the littered state which surrounds us.
All strength to their elbow and hope they catch all those who make our towns such a mess - we should all be ashamed of the littered state which surrounds us. Noiticer
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9:00pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Info-warrior says...

If anyone is stupid enough to leave evidence leading the authorities back to their own front door in the waste they're fly tipping then perhaps they deserve a whopper of a fine...
If anyone is stupid enough to leave evidence leading the authorities back to their own front door in the waste they're fly tipping then perhaps they deserve a whopper of a fine... Info-warrior
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