Pub Owners Fined for Dumping Rubbish
Prosecuted after month long surveillance operation
The owners of a West Ealing pub will have to pay out £3,193 after its staff were repeatedly caught fly-tipping.
Representatives of Little France Limited, the company that owns the Black George on Uxbridge Road, appeared at Ealing Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 13 May to plead guilty to eight counts of failing in its duty to ensure the pub’s waste was disposed of correctly.
The prosecution follows a four-week operation last December by the council’s envirocrime officers. The team used CCTV cameras to catch pub staff repeatedly dumping black sacks full of the pub’s waste, just metres from its front door.
Leader of Ealing’s majority Labour Group, Councillor Julian Bell, said: “It’s disgusting that businesses think it’s ok to dump their rubbish in the street. Clearing up fly-tipping costs taxpayers a fortune so I’m keen that we pursue irresponsible businesses who dump waste illegally through the courts.”
The company was fined £2,200 for the waste offences and ordered to pay all the council’s prosecution costs of £978.
May 17, 2010