Saturday 21st May 2022 - 19:23
Current Artist
Current Song
On air now
Non Stop 90s School Reunion
18:00 - 21:00
Listen live

Crackdown On Flytipping In Ashfield Continues

30th January 2017
News, Ashfield

A man was last week convicted of flytipping after he pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to unloading a skip on a Kirkby business’ land.

 

Joel Marshall was prosecuted for one offence of depositing controlled waste when there was no environmental permit authorising the deposit in force, contrary to Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

 

In May 2015 Council officers received a complaint about a skip which had been left on a plot of land at Lane End, Kirkby in Ashfield. Officers were unable to identify the owner of the skip as there were no visible markings on it and the skip was subsequently removed at a cost to a local business.

 

Following the removal of the skip, Joel Marshall visited the business a month later to retrieve it. He spoke to a staff member via the intercom, and claimed that his truck had broken down and he had been forced to unload the skip on the land. Joel Marshall was informed of the cost of removing the skip and when asked to wait for the staff member to open the door he left the premises.

 

Her Honour Judge Buckingham imposed a four-month custodial sentence suspended for 18 months. The Judge also ordered that Mr Marshall must pay compensation to the business for the cost of removing the skip as well as the victim surcharge.

 

When sentencing, Judge Buckingham told the defendant that he was not above the law, that this was a particularly horrible offence and that he should be ashamed of himself.

 

This type of offence is disgusting, there is a risk of infection and the country needs protecting from people who dump rubbish” she added.

 

Councillor Tim Brown, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “This type of crime causes a whole host of environmental issues and will not be tolerated on any level in Ashfield.

 

 

Depositing controlled waste without permission is far from a victimless crime and the success of this case is testament to the continued hard work of Council officers in stamping down on environmental offenders”.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE LOCAL NEWS

The Mansfield 103.2 Directory

Click here to access a really useful guide to dozens of local businesses.

To display weather you need to supply your location in Station settings.

On Air
On air now
Non Stop 90s School Reunion
18:00 - 21:00
Up next
Non Stop Music
21:00 - 00:00
Facebook
Recently Played
ALL SAINTS
NEVER EVER
8 minutes ago
Buy
FREAKPOWER
TURN ON, TUNE IN, COP OUT
14 minutes ago
Buy
WAS NOT WAS [+] KIM BASINGER [+] OZZY OSBOURNE
SHAKE YOUR HEAD
17 minutes ago
TAKE THAT
PRAY
21 minutes ago
Buy
THE TAMPERER [+] MAYA
FEEL IT
26 minutes ago
Buy