Letchworth fly-tipper fined by court

A LETCHWORTH GC resident who illegally dumped waste was ordered to pay a total of �615 on Monday for two offences of fly-tipping.

Kadriye Eser, 48, of Brandles Road, pleaded guilty to both offences at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court after dumping rubbish sacks in Baldock Road, Letchworth GC, on land near to a plastics recycling bank.

Eser apologised to the court and explained that she had been suffering from ill health and depression.

She was given credit for pleading guilty and fined �200 for each offence, ordered to pay �200 towards costs and an additional �15 for the compulsory victim surcharge, making a total of �615.

Cllr Bernard Lovewell, portfolio holder for housing and environmental health at North Herts District Council, said: “We have stepped up our efforts to combat fly-tipping throughout the district and, as this case shows, we will prosecute offenders.

“Dumping waste illegally is a significant problem. Not only does it spoil our towns and rural areas, but there is also a financial cost which the council tax payer has to bear.”

Cllr Lovewell added: “It is a criminal and selfish act which affects us all and I would urge anyone who sees or hears of any fly-tipping in North Herts to contact us immediately on 0800 328 6023. If you witness fly-tipping in progress call the police immediately on 999.”

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