Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB This site only uses cookies in order to collect anonymous usage data for Google Analytics and StatCounter. By using this site we assume that you are happy to receive cookies.
Taking action over rubbish and waste One of the successes that local Southfields councillors Paul Mercer and Ted Parton have had is in tackling the problem of rubbish and waste. Initiatives launched by Paul and Ted since 2015 include: Changes made in the annual student clear up which in 2018 resulted in no complaints from residents. A quicker response to residents’ complaints about waste being left on streets. Action taken against irresponsible residents who leave excessive amounts of rubbish outside their properties. These efforts are now being complemented by Charnwood Borough Council which is introduced fixed penalty notices to take action against people who failed to dispose of the waste correctly and which ends up being fly -tipped. Charnwood Borough Council can now issue £400 fixed penalty notices to people who do not ensure their waste is disposed of by a licensed waste carrier. Anyone who produces waste has a legal duty of care to take all reasonable steps to ensure their waste is disposed of in the correct way. If any fly-tipped waste is traced back to the household it came from, the householder can be fined or prosecuted. Ted commented: “It is important that people take responsibility for their own waste to ensure that it is disposed of correctly. Charnwood is now able to issue fixed penalty notices very duty of care offence when fly-tipped waste can be traced back to a household. Fly-tipping is a criminal offence and it will not be tolerated in Charnwood.” The fixed penalty notice for breaches of the ‘Duty of Care’ offence provides the Council with an alternative to prosecution in court. A fixed penalty notice can be issued if: Fly-tipped waste can be traced back to an individual who is found to have failed to take reasonable steps to ensure they transferred the waste to an authorised person An unauthorised carrier is found to be carrying household waste that was directly given to them by the occupier of a domestic property An individual is found to have transferred their household waste to an unauthorised person at a site that does not have a permit or exemption The cost of a fixed penalty notice is £400 but there is an early payment incentive of £280 if paid within 10 days. If you spot any fly-tipped waste, please call the borough council on 01509 634563 or use our online reporting form www.charnwood.gov.uk/fly_tipping. ,
Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
This site only uses cookies in order to collect anonymous usage data for Google Analytics and StatCounter. By using this site we assume that you are happy to receive cookies.
Taking action over rubbish and waste One of the successes that local Southfields councillors Paul Mercer and Ted Parton have had is in tackling the problem of rubbish and waste. Initiatives launched by Paul and Ted since 2015 include: Changes made in the annual student clear up which in 2018 resulted in no complaints from residents. A quicker response to residents’ complaints about waste being left on streets. Action taken against irresponsible residents who leave excessive amounts of rubbish outside their properties. These efforts are now being complemented by Charnwood Borough Council which is introduced fixed penalty notices to take action against people who failed to dispose of the waste correctly and which ends up being fly -tipped. Charnwood Borough Council can now issue £400 fixed penalty notices to people who do not ensure their waste is disposed of by a licensed waste carrier. Anyone who produces waste has a legal duty of care to take all reasonable steps to ensure their waste is disposed of in the correct way. If any fly-tipped waste is traced back to the household it came from, the householder can be fined or prosecuted. Ted commented: “It is important that people take responsibility for their own waste to ensure that it is disposed of correctly. Charnwood is now able to issue fixed penalty notices very duty of care offence when fly-tipped waste can be traced back to a household. Fly-tipping is a criminal offence and it will not be tolerated in Charnwood.” The fixed penalty notice for breaches of the ‘Duty of Care’ offence provides the Council with an alternative to prosecution in court. A fixed penalty notice can be issued if: Fly-tipped waste can be traced back to an individual who is found to have failed to take reasonable steps to ensure they transferred the waste to an authorised person An unauthorised carrier is found to be carrying household waste that was directly given to them by the occupier of a domestic property An individual is found to have transferred their household waste to an unauthorised person at a site that does not have a permit or exemption The cost of a fixed penalty notice is £400 but there is an early payment incentive of £280 if paid within 10 days. If you spot any fly-tipped waste, please call the borough council on 01509 634563 or use our online reporting form www.charnwood.gov.uk/fly_tipping. ,