Date published: 27th February 2017
North Norfolk District Council has fined a man £200 for fly-tipping in Aylmerton.
The offence took place on December 24, 2016 in a layby in ancient woodland owned by the National Trust.
A Cromer resident was caught on CCTV entering the woods on Christmas Eve with a bag of rubbish but returning later without the bag. After an interview under caution the man admitted fly-tipping and was served the fixed penalty notice.
Cllr Angie Fitch-Tillett Cabinet Member for Environmental Services said: “It is good to be able to now have on-the-spot fines in our arsenal of deterrents against fly tipping. This kind of offence blights our beautiful district and anything that might make people think twice about tipping, and choose instead to take their waste through the proper disposal routes, has got to be a good thing.”
Last year new legislation meant anyone caught illegally dumping waste could face an on-the-spot penalty. From Monday 9 May 2016 local authorities were given greater powers to tackle the crime by issuing penalty notices for £200 to those caught in the act of fly-tipping anything from old fridges or sofas to garden waste or rubble.
Introducing fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping is the latest move in a government crackdown on waste crime, which costs the economy millions of pounds-a-year in clean-up costs, undermines legitimate business, and poses serious risks to our environment.
The Cromer man stated he did not know it was an offence to fly tip and admitted the offence at the earliest opportunity.
Last updated: 16th August 2017