fined £200 for dumping rubbish in Burnham-On-Sea car park
his partner's rubbish has cost a Burnham-On-Sea man more than
£200 this week.
black sacks of refuse, discovered next to the 'bring banks' in
Burnham's Lynton Road car park, pictured, led council investigators
to a woman living nearby.
partner, a 25 year-old man from Abingdon Street, admitted fly-tipping
the waste in the car park, two streets from his home.
a Magistrates Court hearing in Taunton on Monday (29th September),
Sean Leonard Spolton admitted the deposit of "controlled
otherwise than in accordance with a waste management
licence" and was fined £91 with £95 costs and
£20 victim surcharge, a total of £206. He
told the court he was "ashamed" of his actions and said
it would not happen again.
for Sedgemoor District Council, solicitor Nigel Osborne, said:
"This is the offence more commonly known as fly tipping,
which is the illegal deposit of waste dumped or tipped in a location
with no licence to accept waste."
prosecution is part of an ongoing initiative by Somerset's district
councils to crack down on fly-tipping and deter, catch and convict
fly-tippers through better co-operation with police, new equipment,
warning signs, newspaper adverts and further training for enforcement
case is the latest in Somerset since new
guidelines on environmental crimes were introduced in July.
A Somerset Waste Partnership spokesman said: "There is no
excuse for fly-tipping. The rubbish dumped could have been taken
to Highbridge Recycling Centre two and a half miles away and deposited
at no cost."