Published: Thursday, 13th December 2018
A serial fly-tipper has been landed with community service and a £2,000 bill for costs after being prosecuted by the Council.
Fly-tip at New Lydenberg Street, Charlton
Stephen Baker, of Springfield Road, Erith, pleaded guilty to five charges at Woolwich Crown Court on 6 December, on counts related to fly-tipping in Torrance Close and New Lydenberg Street in Charlton between July and November 2016.
Fly-tip at Torrance Close
He was sentenced to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work and 20 hours of Rehabilitation Activity Requirement within 12 months, and also ordered to pay £85 victim surcharge and the Council’s £2,000 legal costs.
Torrance Close fly-tip
Cllr Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Integrated Enforcement, said: "Fly-tipping is illegal, blights neighbourhoods and is a drain on the public purse to clean up amid unprecedented funding cuts.
"We take a zero tolerance approach to environmental crime, and you can help us by providing information like the name or a description of the individual or vehicle you see, and the time and location."
Torrance Close fly-tipping