Barnstaple man successfully prosecuted over flytipping

Barnstaple magistrates court

Posted on: 15 July 2016

A Barnstaple man has been ordered to pay more than £1,700 following two flytipping offences.

28 year old Adam Riva, from Coppice Close, pleaded guilty to the offences, both of which took place last year between August and November. It follows an investigation by North Devon Council, after builders’ rubbish and car parts were left on land at Victoria Lawn, with the second offence seeing more builders’ rubbish left at Laburnum Drive.

Councillor Rodney Cann, Executive Member for Environment, said: “Flytipping any amount of rubbish is simply unacceptable and inexcusable. Not only is it illegal, but the impact on the environment can be significant, it can be unsightly and put people’s health at risk and it costs council taxpayers’ money to clear up. Although we believe in education and awareness, we have a proactive enforcement team. Therefore, this latest prosecution sends a clear message to others that we will investigate cases and, if we have enough evidence, we will take action.”

At Barnstaple Magistrates Court yesterday (Thursday 14 July), Adam Riva was fined £500 and ordered to pay the council’s costs of £1,252.

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