North Devon Council continuing crack down on flytippers in North Devon district

Barnstaple magistrates court

Posted on: 9 May 2018

North Devon Council is continuing its crack down on flytippers across the district, with two successful prosecutions.

On Tuesday 8 May 2018, Mr Trevor Galliford from Bristol pleaded guilty to the three offences under s33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for flytipping builders waste, generated from a property in Ilfracombe that was being renovated. The owner of the property was successfully prosecuted last month. Mr Galliford was fined £500 for the offence, with a victim’s surcharge of £50. He was also ordered to pay a contribution of £650 towards the council’s costs from carrying out the investigation and legal processes, as well as the cost of cleaning up the waste.

Also in court on Tuesday 8 May 2018 was Mr Richard Maddock from Exeter, who pleaded guilty to a charge of flytipping household waste at Venn Quarry. Mr Maddock was fined the sum of £100 for the offence, with a victim’s surcharge of £30. He was also ordered to pay £100 costs.

Lead member for Environment at North Devon Council, Councillor Rodney Cann, says: “Flytipping of any kind is illegal and completely inexcusable; not only is it bad for the environment, it can put the public’s safety at risk, and taxpayers bear the financial burden of clearing it up. I hope these recent prosecutions send a strong message to the public that we will take positive action against offenders through fines and prosecutions. If you flytip you will be held to account, and it will cost you a lot more than disposing of your waste responsibly. North Devon is a beautiful place to live, let’s all do our bit to keep it this way.”

To report littering, flytipping or other environmental offences please contact customerservices@northdevon.gov.uk. You can also report incidents on the council’s website.

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