Man prosecuted for dumping waste near Lichfield

A Fazeley man has been prosecuted after he was caught fly-tipping near Lichfield.

Nick Brayshaw, of Victory Terrace in Fazeley, pleaded guilty to a fly-tipping offence when the case was heard at Tamworth Magistrates’ Court on October 19.

Lichfield District Council prosecuted Mr Brayshaw after he dumped building rubble in Fradley last August.

Mr Braysaw was fined £600, ordered to pay costs of £888, and a victim surcharge of £15.

Councillor Louise Flowith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Operational Services, said:

“This is a good result for the council. It sends out a clear message that we do not tolerate fly-tippers, and will not hesitate to prosecute anyone found dumping rubbish in our district.”

The council is currently stepping up its campaign against fly-tipping after an increase in the amount of builders’ waste being dumped.

The stop and search campaign sees council officers take to the road with the police, to target vehicles they suspect may be carrying waste that could be dumped illegally.

If the council stops a vehicle and the driver cannot produce documentation that proves they have an appropriate licence for carrying waste materials and are disposing of their rubbish at a registered site, the council issues them with a fixed penalty notice of £300 for each offence and may consider taking legal action.

Cllr Flowith explained:

“We are extremely concerned about the amount of builders’ rubble that we’re finding on the side of roads and lanes across the district. This is why we’re increasing the amount of stop and searches we will be going on this autumn. We hope this, and the very real threat of prosecution, will encourage builders to dispose of their waste at a registered site.”

The public can report fly-tipping by calling Lichfield District Council on 01543 308999 or visiting www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/reportit.

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