Out of town fly-tipper fined £800

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A St Albans woman has been ordered to pay over £800 in fines and costs for illegally dumping a broken chair in Bletchley before driving away. 

A member of the public reported the crime to MK Council officers after witnessing the offender dumping a broken chair against a fence at the Asda supermarket in Bletchley. 

The woman was issued with a £250 Fixed Penalty Notice, but failed to pay. She was then summoned to appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates Court and after pleading guilty, was fined £320 and ordered to pay £500 towards the Council’s legal and investigation costs. 

Cabinet Member for the Public Realm, Cllr Lauren Townsend said, “This offender has paid a steep price for not disposing of their rubbish properly, and even more so for not facing up to it when caught. Fly-tipping waste makes it ‘someone else’s problem’ and that problem carries high costs - which MK taxpayers have to cover. I’d like to thank this eyewitness and all residents who report fly-tipping as they’re helping to create a clean and green environment for everyone.”