A resident in Telford has been fined hundreds of pounds after the garden at her address was deemed untidy.
Mandy Jones from Bishopdale, who was fined £855, was served a Section 215 Untidy Land Notice under the Town and Country Planning Act.
She was prosecuted by Telford and Wrekin Council, after complaints that the garden was overgrown, and the rear boundary fence had collapsed. Her notice required the fence to be erected and the land tidied - but it was not complied with.
Ms Jones was convicted in her absence on the 4th December at Shropshire Magistrates Court.
Ms Jones was:
- fined £440
- ordered to pay a £44 victim surcharge
- £351 costs