Over the border: Man fined over £1,000 for fly-tip in Roydon

Crime / Sun 21st May 2023 at 09:19am

INVESTIGATIONS led by Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) Environmental Enforcement Officers resulted in the prosecution of 2 individuals for two fly-tipping offences.

On 5 September 2022, EFDC became aware of the fly-tipping by Mr Brotherton. CCTV footage identified Brotherton and officers requested he attend an interview at the Council offices.

Mr Brotherton failed to attend the interview and pay a Fixed Penalty Notice.

Mr Bradley Brotherton of Stanway Road, Waltham Abbey pleaded guilty to fly-tipping a fridge freezer in the community bin area, adjacent to a notice prohibiting the depositing of bulky waste.

At a hearing in Southend Magistrates Court on 15 May 2023, Mr Brotherton was fined £400 and costs payable to the Council of £1,070.

Following the investigation of a building waste fly-tip in Low Hill Road, Roydon, EFDC Environmental Enforcement officers tracked the illegal dumping back to Mr Shaoliang Huang, who had recently carried out a loft conversion at a property in East London.

Under interview, Mr Huang admitted he had arranged for the waste to be taken from the property by a man in a van for £190 without checking the names and necessary licences.

Huang failed to attend the hearing at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on 11 May 2023; the Magistrate found him guilty in his absence. Mr Huang was ordered to pay a fine of £1,100 with a victim surcharge of £440 and costs payable to the Council of £643.09.

Councillor Ken Williamson, Portfolio Holder for Technical Services said:

These cases demonstrate that we take fly-tipping extremely seriously and are prepared to engage the prosecution process if people refuse to comply. Our officers work hard to secure fly-tipping convictions and every successful prosecution should raise an element of doubt in the minds of those proposing to fly-tip in the future.

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5 Comments for Over the border: Man fined over £1,000 for fly-tip in Roydon:

2023-05-21 09:25:33

Should take the vehicle that tipped it and crush it , if it’s of any value.

2023-05-21 13:54:44

I don't think I'll ever recover from how Sam B absolutely and without hesitation busy my chops on Jean's for Genes day. One day they say the sting shall stop..but for when I have no clue

2023-05-21 21:38:14

As predicted, Councils restrict access and cut services (for which we already pay via Council tax) = increase in fly tipping, increase in illegal disposal scams, and admin and court cases (courts already overloaded) and Councils effectively privatising waste disposal instead of making the Council waste centres a true recycling centres that generate income to reduce taxes.

Harlow Gooner
2023-05-22 18:38:45

Flytipped fridge at Northbrooks lamp post number 1251 since 15th May 2023 is still there today. (Same place as the 30th Jan 2023 flytipped fridge at lamp post number 1251.) Good luck.

Bin man bob
2023-05-22 19:04:51

Lots more fly tipping in Royston last week. This hasn’t deterred anyone. Maybe they should put signs and cameras up along that road?

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