More prosecutions as Kettering cracks down on fly-tipping & littering

Published: Friday, 15th June 2018

Offenders ordered to pay more than £4,600

Following a Court hearing at Northampton Magistrates Court on 29th May 2018, five residents have been ordered to pay a total of £4,687.20 between them for various fly-tipping and littering offences. Kettering Borough Council’s Environmental Wardens have worked hard to investigate these recent cases with the following outcomes:

  • Rebecca Rippingale – pleaded guilty to fly-tipping bags containing clothes and children’s toys on Newton Road, Geddington in September 2015.

Sentence: Conditional Discharge, with costs of £318.24 and a Victim Surcharge of £20. Total = £338.24

  • Georgian Leanca – pleaded guilty to fly-tipping 16 bags of household waste on Grange Road, Geddington in November 2017.

Sentence: Fined £433 with costs of £394.80 and a Victim Surcharge of £43.

Total = £870.80

  • Notbulka Pfuma – pleaded guilty to fly-tipping a large amount of carpet on the forecourt of California Car and Commercial Garage on Garrard Way, Kettering in July 2017.

Sentence: Fined £750, with costs of £524.80 and a Victim Surcharge of £75.

Total = £1349.80

  • Kyle Sibley – found guilty of Littering after being seen throwing a cigarette end out of his vehicle on Lower Street, Kettering on 20th December 2017. He was offered a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice but failed to pay the fine.

Sentence: Fined £660, with costs of £318.44 and a Victim Surcharge of £66.

Total = £1044.44

  • Amber Paul – found guilty of Littering after being seen throwing a cardboard cup holder out of her vehicle whilst stationary on Bryant Road, Kettering on 23rd December 2017. She was offered a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice, but failed to pay the fine.

Sentence: Fined £660, with costs of £357.92 and a Victim Surcharge of £66.

Total = £1083.92

Kettering Borough Council would like to encourage members of the public to remain vigilant, particularly in our rural areas, and urge you to report any suspicious fly-tipping activity to us by calling 01536 410 333 or at www.kettering.gov.uk/flytipping

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:

 “Fly-tipping and littering not only blight neighbourhoods but cost time and money to remove – resources that would be better spent elsewhere. Kettering Borough Council takes fly-tipping offences very seriously and will prosecute offenders where possible. I would urge anyone who spots fly-tippers to report it to the Council on 01536 410 333 or online at www.kettering.gov.uk/flytipping