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Romford fly-tipper fined £400

There were 19 reports relating to fly-tipping and littering in the Brooklands ward alone in December 2020

Havering Council have fined a fly-tipper £400 for dumping rubbish in Romford.

The waste was found at the foot tunnel near Jutsums Lane and Nursery Walk earlier this month. 

The council’s enforcement team traced it back to a nearby address and issued a fixed penalty notice to the resident.

In December last year, there were 19 reports relating to fly-tipping and littering in the Brooklands ward alone. 

Councillor Viddy Persaud, Havering’s Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Safety, said:

“We won’t tolerate the illegal dumping of waste and continue to encourage residents to report it to us and dispose of their rubbish legally and responsibly.

“Fly-tipping is a serious crime which negatively affects residents, businesses and the local environment.”

In 2019, the Council started its Cleaner Havering campaign, aimed at making the borough cleaner and tidier, together with the help of residents.

The council will be partnering with Keep Britain Tidy later this month, to launch a new campaign to tackle fly-tipping in the area.

Fly-tipping costs Havering Council around £1 million a year and Councillor Viddy Persaud says the money could be better spent elsewhere.

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