Dumping rubbish costs Stevenage man more than �1,500

A MAN has been ordered to pay more than �1,550 after dumping household waste including a TV, vacuum cleaner and rug in the countryside. James Beecroft, of York Road, Stevenage appeared before town magistrates yesterday (Monday) charged with fly tipping.

A MAN has been ordered to pay more than �1,550 after dumping household waste including a TV, vacuum cleaner and rug in the countryside.

James Beecroft, of York Road, Stevenage appeared before town magistrates yesterday (Monday) charged with fly tipping.

The court was told that Beecroft left the rubbish on Damask Green Road between Weston and Great Ashby on March 4 last year.

He pleaded guilty and was fined �800 and ordered to pay �200 clean-up costs to North Herts District Council, the council's legal costs of �558.74 and �15 victim surcharge.


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Cllr Bernard Lovewell, NHDC portfolio holder for housing and environmental health, said: "Fly tipping spoils our beautiful countryside and costs the council money to clear up which could be much better spent in other ways.

"We are actively working to catch and prosecute offenders. If you are tempted to dump your rubbish, be warned - it isn't worth it.

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