Fined for dump­ing in neigh­bour­ing county

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

AN Uxbridge man was fined thou­sands of pounds after waste from his house was found dumped in Buck­ing­hamshire.

Cla­ton Sadler, aged 38, failed to show up to High Wy­combe Mag­is­trates Court to see him­self found guilty of fail­ing in his duty of care as a house­holder.

The court heard that Sadler, of Lyn­hurst Cres­cent, paid a “man with van” type en­ter­prise £60 to re­move his house­hold waste, not mak­ing any checks for a waste car­rier li­cence.

He also failed to see that by pay­ing the men a fee, he was guilty of fly-tip­ping him­self.

Sadler’s rub­bish found its way to An­dre Hill Lane, in Hedger­ley, South Buck­ing­hamshire on Sep­tem­ber 15, 2016 and he was iden­ti­fied by ev­i­dence within the waste.

Po­lice brought Sadler in to Southall Po­lice Sta­tion for ques­tion­ing and mag­is­trates in High Wy­combe fined him £660. He also had to pay £1,407.50 in pros­e­cu­tion costs and a vic­tim sur­charge of £66, mak­ing his to­tal penalty £2,133.50.

South Bucks District coun­cil cab­i­net mem­ber for en­vi­ron­ment Luisa Sul­li­van, speak­ing on be­half of the Waste Part­ner­ship for Buck­ing­hamshire, said: “It’s with good rea­son that the law pe­nalises householders that fail to check on the cre­den­tials of peo­ple who take away their waste – we all have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure that waste is dis­posed of prop­erly”.

The pile of rub­bish dis­cov­ered in Hedger­ley, Bucks

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