150 tonne clean-up operation
Pallets, paint pots, fridges and gas canisters removed from garden
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