Cheshire fly tippers fined

Wulvern Housing and Cheshire East Council have prosecuted a delivery company director in Crewe for fly tipping.

Andrew Barker of St Andrews Avenue had to pay nearly £5,000 in combined fines and costs for his part in fly tipping furniture.

Barker pleaded guilty to allowing his vehicle to be used for the depositing of controlled waste and failing to provide information to the local authority.

He was fined £2,385 and ordered to pay £2,614.08 in costs when he appeared at Crewe Magistrates on 19 July.

Barker is managing director of A2B Deliveries and on 30 May 2011 one of his employees, Brian Fletcher, illegally dumped furniture on Birchall Walk, land owned by Wulvern Housing.

Fletcher, of Birchall Walk, pleaded guilty to fly tipping in January this year and was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £250 costs.

Your Comments

as the saying goes, ‘you don’t crap on your own doorstep’…..

By UnaPlanner

Fly Tipping is inexcusable. However with so much focus on ‘re-cycling’ Local Authority ‘tips’ should be free of charge to encourage people to take their waste to the tip. I understand the costs of attending a tip in anything that classes as a Commercial Vehicle- such as a van – are quite steep and People are therefore going to try and circumvent the system. Fly tipping would be reduced if people were not charged for going to a Local Authority Tip.

By David Sleath

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