warning for Burnham-On-Sea area after resident is fined
owners in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been warned they
risk heavy fines if they have rubbish taken away by unlicenced traders.
It comes after once resident didnt check and has been fined
£400 via a Fixed Penalty Notice from Sedgemoor District Council.
'man and van' took away bags and domestic appliances, but dumped
the stuff in a field," said council spokeswoman Claire Faun.
into the flytip identified the resident and they admitted the offence
of negligence and a Fixed Penalty Notice was issued. The resident
has paid the fine promptly within 10 days and it's been reduced
She added: "The key to cutting down the number of fly tips
and Fixed Penalty Notices is for residents and businesses never
to pay cash or do deals over social media to have waste taken away."
ask to see a waste carrier licence and get a payment receipt. Also
take careful note of who takes the waste away as well as the vehicle
registration number of the van."
Sedgemoor District Council can also issue fixed penalty notices
for other specified offences including Littering (£75), Fly
Posting (£75), Graffiti (£75), Dog poo (£75);
Fly Tipping (£400), Abandoned vehicles (£200), Breach
of Community Protection Notice (£100), Breach of public space
protection orders (£100) and smoking ban offences (£50).