Windermere man fined £705 for fly tipping

South Lakeland District Council has carried out another successful prosecution for fly tipping underlining the council’s policy of zero tolerance against anyone who dumps waste illegally.

At Kendal Magistrates Court yesterday (Tuesday 15 January), Mr Thomas Nigel Richardson, aged 19 of 71 Claife Avenue, Windermere pleaded guilty to an offence of depositing controlled waste on land where no current waste licence was in force at that time.

Mr Richardson had deposited numerous tins of paint, much of which had spilled out and would have been dangerous to wildlife and the environment. He had also deposited a lawn mower, paper, a chair and general bagged waste in a wooded area on Church Road at Witherslack just off the public highway.

Mr Richardson was ordered to pay a fine of £250.00, a victim surcharge of £15.00 and the council’s prosecution costs totalling £440.24. He was given credit for his guilty plea as otherwise the fine would have been more.

Commenting Ben said “Its always disappointing to hear of these cases, especially when the originate from our own community. But I welcome the hard action and will be working with the Council to ensure others who work in this sector not only know about the prosecution, but know how to deal with their waste responsibly.”

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