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Three Tameside women prosecuted for fly tipping
Sunday 30th October 2016 @ 18:18 by Adam Higgins
Ashton Community News Stalybridge

Tameside Council has successfully prosecuted three more people for fly tipping. 

All had failed to respond to the option of paying a fixed penalty notice so warrants were issued for their arrest.

One woman, who was made to pay a total of £120, pleaded guilty to leaving several bags of household rubbish on Melandra Crescent, Hattersley.

Another was charged after various items of household waste were found dumped around the Buckingham Road area of Stalybridge.

Items found in the waste were linked back to the defendant who accepted she was guilty of failing to take all reasonable steps to ensure that her waste was properly disposed of. She was made to pay a total of £150.

A third woman admitted a fly tipping incident at the rear of the Lord Nelson pub, Nook Lane, Ashton.

She received a 12-month conditional discharge as well as being ordered to pay £75 costs and a £15 conditional discharge.

Tameside Council deputy leader Cllr John Taylor, who has responsibility for enforcement, said: “Fly tipping is a serious crime and one whose clear-up costs divert much-needed money that could be far better spent on vital services.

“As an authority we are committed to eradicating it. We will always come down on the people involved and to help us do that we have increased the number of our staff who are able to issue penalties.

“Only last week we discovered evidence identifying an individual who has been dumping rubbish in the Hope Street and Church Street area of Dukinfield and we will be taking the appropriate action.”