150 tonne clean-up op­er­a­tion

Pal­lets, paint pots, fridges and gas can­is­ters re­moved from gar­den

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alan Hayes alan.hayes@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A SU­PER-HOARDER whose prop­erty was crammed with 150 tonnes of rub­bish has been landed with the clean-up bill.

Hilling­don Coun­cil swooped on the house in Hayes and re­moved stacks of pal­lets, piles of paint pots, sev­eral old fridges, gas can­nis­ters, heaps of poly­styrene and a cou­ple of old bikes.

Coun­cil­lor Dou­glas Mills, cab­i­net mem­ber for com­mu­nity, com­merce and re­gen­er­a­tion at Hilling­don Coun­cil, said: “We stepped in be­cause the sheer vol­ume of rub­bish at this prop­erty was af­fect­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity by en­cour­ag­ing oth­ers to fly­tip nearby.”

clean-up op­er­a­tion took a pri­vate con­trac­tor three weeks to com­plete.

home­owner will foot the bill for the work. A COU­PLE who had been il­le­gally rent­ing out a bed in a shed have been fined thou­sands of pounds after be­ing taken to court by Hilling­don Coun­cil.

Par­tap Singh and Man­jit Thagie ad­mit­ted fail­ing to com­ply with an en­force­ment no­tice at Uxbridge Mag­is­trates’ Court on Jan­uary 5.

The no­tice, from the coun­cil, re­quired them to stop us­ing an out­build­ing they owned in Crow­land Av­enue, Hayes, as a res­i­den­tial prop­erty.

It also re­quired them to re­move a fit­ted kitchen, shower room, toi­let and in­ter­nal stud walls from the build­ing.

The cou­ple were each fined £3,000 and or­dered to pay £814.30 each for the coun­cil’s le­gal costs.

It was found that Mr Singh and Mrs Thagie would have re­ceived a rental in­come of around £550 per month dur­ing a 12 month pe­riod.

Peo­ple who sus­pect some­one of breach­ing plan­ning or hous­ing reg­u­la­tions can re­port it to the coun­cil on 01895 250230.

n CLEAN-UP: House in Hayes is cleared up and tonnes of rub­bish re­moved from the ‘gar­den’ after the owner failed to com­ply with LBH en­force­ment no­tices Con­trib­uted

n BE­FORE AND AFTER: The gar­den at the house in Hayes be­fore it was cleared of rub­bish above, and after the work, be­low

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