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Dumpers landed in a fine mess

Reporter: Lucy Kenderdine
Date online: 30 July 2014

FLY-TIPPERS and litter louts who blight the borough by refusing to clear up after themselves have been successfully prosecuted by Oldham Council.

Several cases were heard at Oldham Magistrates Court on July 23 with offenders being given fines, costs and victim surcharges totalling several thousand pounds.

Sherrie Moran, of Wesley Street, Failsworth, was found guilty in her absence of three offences of not complying with a legal notice served on her by the council regarding excessive waste stored in her rear yard.

The 34-year-old was fined a total of £700 plus £1,170 costs after she failed to clean up the mess.

Joseph Ademolu Odusanya, (44,) of Maiden Close, Ashton, pleaded guilty to fly-tipping after collecting bagged waste from a pub in Failsworth on December 31 last year and dumping the waste at the Rose Hey Lane beauty spot in Failsworth.

He was fined £290 with costs of £431 plus a victim surcharge of £29. Another male involved in the fly-tipping failed to attend court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Jodie Louise Bertenshaw, of Urmson Street, Hathershaw, was found guilty in her absence for failing to comply with a notice served on her after she did not put her household waste in her bin.

On two occasions she placed bags of rubbish in an alley and was issued with Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN), which she failed to pay.

She was fined £300 plus £641 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Councillor Barbara Brownridge, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and co-operatives, said: “The council spends a huge amount of money each year cleaning up after people — funds which would be spent on other services for residents.

“We will take action against those who think they can just dump waste and leave others to clear up the mess.”
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Comments

Brilliant work well done OMBC.

This is welcome news....however the fines are insufficient. The guilty parties should be made to clear the mess up in addition.
Also, I await the council prosecuting the next group of visiting travellers who deem themselves to be above the laws the rest of us abide by.

pat on the back oldham council..more of the same please, with the money received why not install cameras at known grot spots it could bring in some much needed revenue and shame the culptits

The mess is worse on Hollins Road, than shown in the picture. The council have not collected the black bins for SIX weeks now, and are blaming the roadworks. The stench, flies and maggots mean that I cannot use my back garden or have the windows open at the rear of the house. Since May, residents have had to hound the council to collect the black bins as they were missing the collections. As a result, the bins were only being emptied once every three weeks. The other bins have all been collected

Same over here. Do they pay the fines? No. Do they get jailed? No. Do they do it again? More than likely because they are as filthy as the trash they drive somewhere else to dump. Council's just showboating because it never stops and the fact they can't even be bothered turning up in court says everything. They should put up a sign outside their houses so the community no what sort of dirty people live there.

I got to agree with mikejh45, i would love to see the travelers prosecuted!! I also wish the authorities would dip their cars for red diesel & take them off the road because they are all using it.

 

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