Flytipping, littering and urinating on the street costs Newham residents £20,000
PUBLISHED: 17:30 03 December 2013 | UPDATED: 17:42 03 December 2013
Newham Council has netted £20,000 in fines and costs from people caught flytipping, littering and urinating in the street.
The council brought 57 cases, all of which were heard on the same day at Thames Magistrates Court on November 22.
The result was the council received £20,000 in fines and costs.
· Two flytipping cases - fined a total of £590 and £392 respectively
· Two public urination cases - fined £425 each
· Thirty nine cases of littering - fined £370 each
Residents who dumped a seven-foot high heap of boxes and bric-a-brac in a Canning Town street (pictured) were fined £400, £150 costs and £40 victims’ charge.
Councillor Unmesh Desai, Newham Council’s Executive Member for Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour, said: “Waste dumped in gardens, flytipping, littering, public urination - these aren’t trivial offences and they aren’t acceptable - as this record number of fines makes crystal clear.
“We’re saying to the people who do this: we won’t stand for it. We will keep fining people until they stop. We are targeting them rigorously and vigorously and doing this for the whole community.”