Council warn they will take action for anyone caught
Three fly-tippers have been ordered to pay up following action by Ealing Council.
At Action Magistrates Court on 26 August, Rachel Fung, owner of West Nails, 8 Broadway, West Ealing, pleaded guilty to seven offences after allowing staff to fly-tip black sacks and cardboard on the street in front of her business. She was fined £200 for each offence and ordered to pay the Council’s £1868.52 prosecution costs making a total of £3268.52.
This is Ms. Fung’s second appearance before the courts. In March 2009 she was fined £100 plus £300 costs for a similar offence, after failing to use the pre-paid commercial waste sacks she purchased from Ealing Council.
At Ealing Magistrates Court, Terry Wilson of Purneys Road, Eltham, pleaded guilty to instructing employees of his company JTS Refurbishment to dump building waste in Hamilton Road near Uxbridge Road, after they were caught in the act by the Council’s Envirocrime Officers. He was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay the Council’s prosecution costs of £710.59.
In a separate case, Raymond Green of Thorpe Road, Barking, pleaded guilty to five charges after CCTV footage revealed that staff from his business at Hanwell Sauna, Boston Road, were illegally disposing of waste in black bags outside his shop. He was fined £100 for each offence (a total of £500) and ordered to pay £500 towards the Council’s prosecution costs.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said:
“We are committed to making Ealing a clean place for all our residents. Let this be a clear, unequivocal message, it doesn’t matter if it is black sacks or building waste – fly-typping will not be tolerated and we will take action against those who choose to ignore the law. “
For more information about fly-tipping or to report an incident visit: www.ealing.gov.uk/flytipping
September 6th, 2010