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Littering lands five Nelson people with over £4000 in fines

Published: Monday, 23rd January 2023

Flytipping in Nelson

Example of flytipping on a back street in Nelson.

Five Nelson residents are being fined a total of over £4,000 for littering and dumping household waste.

A Nelson resident has been issued with a fine of over £1,000 for littering and dumping household waste in a back street this month.

The prosecution brought against Haroon Ali of Fulham Street, Nelson by Pendle Borough Council serves as a warning to other Pendle residents that littering is an environmental crime.

Mr Ali was fined £440 and ordered to pay £487 in costs, a £44 victim surcharge and £96 for cleanup compensation.

The total fine costs of £1,067 must be paid within 28 days.

One example of illegal flytipping in Nelson.

And at Burnley Magistrates’ Court on 12 January, Stacey Glover of Claremont Terrace, Nelson was prosecuted for littering – and for dumping five bags of rubbish, including carpet underlay and rolls of carpet, on her back street.

She failed to pay the fixed penalty notice of £150. The case was then referred to Burnley Magistrates’ Court, where she was found guilty and now has to pay costs and fines totalling £1,152.50.

On the same day, Olegas Majauskas of Avondale Road, Nelson was also found guilty of littering and dumping rubbish and will have to pay £1,130.

She had dumped waste including bottles, tins and cannabis paraphernalia in bushes near to Nelson Football Club, some distance from her home.

Amongst the rubbish left near the club was evidence linking her to this environmental crime.

She was issued with a fixed penalty notice of £150 which she didn’t pay, so the case was taken to court.

The work of one of the Council’s Environmental Crime Officers has also led to the prosecution of Piotr Lukasz Styrna of Whitehough Place, Nelson.

He now has to pay over £400 for illegally flytipping household waste, mattresses and furniture.

And Kayleigh Clegg of Chapel Street, Nelson must also pay £400 for leaving bags of household waste, including carpets and furniture, across the rear of Chapel Street, Nelson.

Councillor Nadeem Ahmed, Leader of Pendle Borough Council, said:

“These latest prosecutions reinforce, yet again, our message that we take a tough line with people who dump waste and litter in Pendle.

“There is no excuse for littering on this scale and we each have a duty to our neighbours and our wider communities.”

Rubbish illegally dumped onto a back street in Nelson.

And David Walker, Environmental Services Manager, explained:

“We provide wheelie bins for everyday waste and recycling and free bulky waste collections for bigger items with details on our website:

“People can also request a DIY waste collection from us.

“Pendle people can also take unwanted items to the Household Waste Recycling Centres in Barnoldswick and Burnley.

“Dumping household waste on back streets leads to other problems – it can be a trip hazard to people, attract rats or become a fire hazard.

“All we ask is that people put their bins out on their correct bin day and share our commitment for a cleaner Pendle,” he said.