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Fly-tippers fined more than £2,200 after dumping waste across Worksop- including Jenny’s café sign

A picture of some of the household waste dumped in Worksop.
A picture of some of the household waste dumped in Worksop.

Fines totalling more than £2,200 along with a 12 month community order have been dished out in a Council crackdown on fly-tipping across Worksop.

Dale Gibbons, of Rushey Close, Manton, pleaded guilty to three incidents of fly-tipping, in addition to failing to provide a waste carriers licence and waste transfer notices.

He was handed a 12-month community sentence during which he must complete 100 hours of unpaid work.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £140, compensation of £80, plus a victim surcharge of £85.

In a separate case, Servet Kilik of Trent Street, Worksop, was fined £660, ordered to pay £1,172 in costs and a £66 victim surcharge after being found guilty of failing to respond to a Section 108 Notice, which required him provide information in relation to a case of fly-tipping.

Councillor Julie Leigh, cabinet member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “In both of these cases, the Council’s Environmental Health officers were alerted by members of the public and were able to gather evidence that secured a prosecution.

“There is no excuse or justification for fly-tipping and with the public’s help we can prevent it from happening or prosecute the culprits.”

In February, Gibbons, pleaded guilty to three separate counts of fly-tipping between April 29 and September 19 2017 that included dumping household rubbish, a bed base, carpet, a bath and shower screen, shelves, cupboards and wallpaper in Worksop, Clumber Park and Blyth.

He was also prosecuted for failing to produce a Waste Carriers License when requested and failing to provide copies of Waste Transfer Notes for his scrap metal business.

Mr Kilik’s prosecution, in March, was secured after a member of the public had reported fly-tipping at Forest Plantation, which contained a sign for ‘Jenny’s Restaurant’.

When investigated by Council enforcement officers, the sign was traced to a café on Central Avenue which bore the same colour scheme and design as the sign found in the waste. It was also evident that the café was undergoing renovations.

As the registered owner of the premises, Kilik was asked to provide the Council with the names of all the contractors working on the renovations at Jenny’s café, along with the identity of anyone who removed waste from the premises. As Mr Kilik did not respond to these requests by the deadline, Magistrates found him guilty and he was ordered to pay the fine and costs within 28 days.