A Corby resident has a received a hefty fine following failure to pay a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80 for littering.
After cooperation and an admission that the items had been deposited there by the resident, an £80 fine was issued, however, despite the opportunity to discharge themselves of the offence by paying the Fixed Penalty Notice, the resident failed to do so after reminder letters from both Street Scene Enforcement and Legal Services were received. This resulted in a prosecution for the offence by the Single Justice Procedure, and in December 2019, the Court considered the matter and for the offence of littering under Section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 the offender received the following sentence:
Victim Surcharge: £33
Spokesperson for Corby Borough Council, said:
“Littering and flytipping is an offence and a blight on our community. The Corby and Kettering Shared Street Scene Service are committed to ensuring that our streets are clean but it is important that residents look after their community too, which is why we will always take appropriate enforcement action towards those seen to be flytipping or littering.”
There is a simple way to avoid a visit from an enforcement officer or a visit to court and that is to comply with your duty-of-care in relation to waste. Our campaign SCRAP Fly-tipping is helping to further educate residents in regard to their responsibilities. For more information, visit https://www.corby.gov.uk/fly-tipping.