Fly-tipper sentenced

A Kirk Hallam fly-tipper has been handed a community order and must pay costs of more than £600 following a successful prosecution by Erewash Borough Council.

David Trevor Oxley, 64, of Windsor Crescent, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on 22 November. He pleaded guilty to four charges under the Environmental Protection Act and Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act.

On 19 February and 9 March this year Oxley fly-tipped on land at Sowbrook Lane in Kirk Hallam and at the back of Windsor Crescent.

District Judge Jonathan Taaffe handed Oxley a 12-week community order and a curfew from 8pm to 6am. Oxley must pay the council’s full costs of £591.96, plus a victim surcharge of £80.

During the hearing, Danielle Hughes, on behalf of the council, said that the authority takes fly-tipping very seriously. She said: “Over the past year Erewash Borough Council has dealt with more than 200 fly tipping incidents in the borough which had cost the council thousands of pounds to clear.”

In sentencing, Judge Taaffe stated that fly-tipping is a ‘significant issue affecting the daily lives of everyone, including children.’

Councillor Garry Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:

“The council’s neighbourhood wardens work hard to identify those who illegally deposit waste. Our wardens want those who take part in this activity to know that we will continue to investigate fly tipping in our borough and take enforcement action against them.”

Anyone witnessing fly-tipping in Erewash can report it to the council on 0115 907 2244 or report it confidentially on the 24 hour PRIDE-line 0115 850 8383. Email [email protected].


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