Crackdown warning to fly-tippers
GREAT Yarmouth Borough Council has vowed to get tough on people who dump rubbish in the town. The tough line was made last Friday as two people appeared at the town's magistrates' court charged with throwing unwanted waste on to the streets.
GREAT Yarmouth Borough Council has vowed to get tough on people who dump rubbish in the town.
The tough line was made last Friday as two people appeared at the town's magistrates' court charged with throwing unwanted waste on to the streets.
In one case, a Russian man was given a conditional discharge after he admitted leaving four tyres by a bottle bank, and in another instance a man is alleged to have hurled a bag of rubbish from his balcony on to a communal pathway.
Magistrates heard that the council prosecutions were part of a clampdown on fly-tippers who cost the borough £79,000 a year in cleaning operations.
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Isha Prince, prosecuting for the borough council, said: “The council receives many complaints from residents regarding fly-tipping.
“The council is keen to combat this problem and take a tough line against these offences; hence the reason we are here today.”
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Russian national Alberta Cereska pleaded guilty to dumping four tyres by a CCTV camera at the bottle bank at the Beach Coast station in Sandown Road on August 31 last year.
The court heard Cereska, of Paget Road, Yarmouth, had found the tyres dumped at his house and took them in his car to the bottle bank because he thought it was a council tip.
He then took the tyres to the Caister dump after police caught him in the act of fly-tipping and said he was not allowed to leave them at the bottle bank.
Cereska, 47, who apologised for his mistake, was given a year's conditional discharge and ordered to pay £250 costs to the council.
Also in court was Darren Eldridge, 41, who denied throwing a bag of rubbish from the balcony of his Dorset Close home on to a communal pathway last June.
Magistrates bailed Eldridge to reappear before them on April 7 for his trial.