Fly-tipper threw rubbish into neighbour's garden
9:49am Tuesday 7th August 2012 in News
A HOUSEHOLDER who threw bin bags of rubbish over his fence into an office garden has been prosecuted.
Robert Wakefield, 34, of Smithsfield, Cirencester, pleaded guilty to fly tipping when he appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on July 27.
Wakefield admitted throwing bags of household rubbish over the fence at the bottom of his garden onto land attached to a neighbouring business property saying he was not thinking straight at the time. Magistrates fined him £135 and ordered him to pay £265 in costs and a victim surcharge of £15.
The incident waas reported to CDC by the premises owner and CDC cabinet member for environment Cllr David Fowles said such action was to be applauded.
“Local people and organisations are keen to help us preserve our beautiful environment and this is yet another example of the public cooperating with CDC to combat fly tipping in the Cotswolds,” he added.
Fly-tipping in the Cotswolds district has more than halved in the past two years from 499 cases in 2009-10 to 234 in 2011-12.