Bassetlaw fly-tippers targeted

Manton Wood
Manton Wood

Three offenders have been fined as part of a growing crackdown on fly-tipping in Bassetlaw.

Two were hit with fixed penalty notices of £55 - reduced from £80 as a result of quick payment - while a third incurred fines and costs totalling £300.

Manton Wood

Manton Wood

Councillor Julie Leigh, portfolio holder for environment and leisure at Bassetlaw District Council, said the fines show the council takes fly-tipping very seriously, and encouraged the public to report offenders.

She said: “Should their information lead us to the perpetrators, we will do everything within our power to see they are brought to justice.”

In the first of the fixed penalty cases, a resident of Sparken Hill, Worksop was seen dropping litter from his car on Rotherham Baulk in Carlton.

The second related to waste abandoned on Oxford Road, Harworth.

The larger fine was imposed on Nigel Driffel by Worksop Magistrates Court on 26th April, after a Police Community Support Officer saw him drive a drop-sided lorry into Worksop’s Manton Pit Wood a fly-tipping hotspot on 7th Septmeber 2012.

Driffel’s vehicle later emerged from the site without his load, and he and an accomplice had been seen removing tree trunks to access the site.

He was fined £100 and ordered to pay £200 costs.

To report fly-tipping, call 01909 533533 and ask for Environmental Health.