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Fly-tipper jailed for one year

Credit: Winchester City Council

A Hampshire man has been jailed for two fly-tipping offences.

Mr Ashley Mooney, formerly of Gosport, was taken to court by Winchester City Council in relation to two fly-tipping offences discovered at Forest Lane in Wickham, Pigeon House Lane in Southwick, Dean Lane in Bishop’s Waltham and Chidden Lane in Hambledon between April and June 2016.

Credit: Winchester City Council

Mr Mooney pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment. He was also made the subject of a Criminal Behaviour Order for a period of five years, prohibiting him from further fly-tipping across the whole of Hampshire.

Officials have warned Mr Mooney that breaching the order is a criminal offence and can lead to a fine or imprisonment or both.

Woman fined for dumping rubbish outside home

Tenant Kerry Foley dumped the rubbish in the alleyway Credit: Thanet District Council

A woman who repeatedly threw her rubbish into an alleyway behind her home in Margate has been fined more than £1000.

Kerry Foley, 40, was asked to stop fly-tipping by council officials. But when she didn't respond, Thanet District Council took her to court.

Prior to legal action, Foley had received warnings from the council’s Street Scene Enforcement team.

Tenant Kerry Foley was fined for fly-tipping Credit: Thanet District Council

We can only expect to reap the benefits of an improving Thanet if we work together to keep it a clean and attractive place.

Not only do fly tippers discourage visitors; they cause misery, and at times pose hazards, to our local residents who must witness such scenes everyday.

Fly-tipping is not a matter to be taken lightly and this case shows the extent we will go to stop it.”

– Gavin Waite, Director of Operational Services
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Local Authorities £50m bill for dealing with fly-tipping

2014 photo of an illegal fly tip site alongside the Thames estuary at Purfleet in Essex. Credit: PA

Local authorities in England spent an estimated £50 million clearing up illegally dumped waste in 2014/15, figures released by the government claim.

The statistics, released today by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, also show that around 900,000 incidents were dealt with in the same period, an increase in fly-tipping of 5.6% on 2013/14.

The costs of clearing up illegally dumped waste, two thirds of which was household rubbish, in places such as streets, alleyways and council land was nearly £50 million, a rise of almost £5 million on the year before.

It is the second rise in fly-tipping incidents in as many years, after years of the problem declining.

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