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Thursday 7 December 2017

Cheshire East Council secures three fly-tipping penalties

Cheshire East Council has been successful in securing three fines in a fortnight for fly-tipping.

The penalties come as a result of investigations from Cheshire East’s community enforcement officers in Crewe’s West Street, Mill Street and Swinnerton Street as the council continues its crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

The £400 fixed penalty notices were issued in a two-week period after the council and local communities worked closely together to identify problem areas and provide information.

In all three cases, accurate information from residents living in the immediate areas led to questioning of the offenders and, ultimately, the issuing of fines.

In one of the cases, CCTV footage was used to identify dumped gas bottles, which also led to two other people being given formal warnings.

Councillor Janet Clowes, Cheshire East Council cabinet member with responsibility for safer communities, said: “The council’s campaign to reduce fly-tipping is now truly beginning to see results. With our campaigns team we have worked hard to educate people on the anti-social nature of this offence and, as a result, we have seen a reduction in the amount of waste that is being disposed of inappropriately in the borough.

“Unfortunately, there will always be some people who don’t listen to the strong messages and fail to heed our warnings. There is no excuse for this disgusting behaviour and these three penalties show that we will not stop pursuing people who have ignored our clear and consistent advice.”

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