No More Rubbish Dumping at the W5 Café
Follows action by Ealing Council’s envirocrime prevention team
A café owner in Ealing town centre has been fined £1,000 after staff were caught dumping rubbish outside the shop.
Sayed Tabibi, who owns W5 Café, in The Mall, appeared at Ealing Magistrates’ Court ( Thursday, 19 November) and pleaded guilty to 10 waste offences. He was fined £100 for each offence and ordered to pay court costs of £1,131.20.
Between March and June this year, shop assistants were caught on camera fly-tipping black sacks outside the café and other shops along The Mall. Evidence found in the sacks linked the waste to the café.
Councillor Sue Emment, Cabinet Member for Environment and Street Services, said: “Everyone has a responsibility to keep the borough clean and tidy and our officers make sure that businesses are fully aware of their duty. It just doesn’t wash with us when they think they can get away with blighting the borough with their waste. It is at a small cost to the business to sign up to our waste collection service, or they can employ a private contractor. It cannot be one rule for one business and another for everyone else.”
Tabibi has recently joined the council’s pre-paid sack collection scheme.
November 23rd 2009