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