Holbeach man found guilty of fly tipping

The fly tipping in Gedney Hill. ANL-160607-182308001
The fly tipping in Gedney Hill. ANL-160607-182308001
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A Holbeach resident has been found guilty of failing in his duty of care to dispose of his waste correctly after paying someone to dispose of his rubbish.

South Holland District Council brought the prosecution against Peter John McManamon after enforcement officers investigating a large fly tip at Gedney Hill discovered that they belonged to McManamon.

He had paid an unknown person to remove and dispose of these waste items.

Even though McManamon had not dumped the items himself, he had no details of who had removed the items for him and took no steps to ensure this person was licenced to dispose of such waste.

At Boston Magistrates Court on Monday he pleaded guilty to the offences of failing in his duty of care and was sentenced to a six month conditional discharge, ordered to pay costs of £297.37, compensation of £50 and a victim surcharge of £15.  He was ordered to pay £20 per week with the first payment in 14 days. 

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for environmental services, said: “Fly tipping blights the area for everyone, making the place untidy and potentially hazardous. 

“When there is clear evidence of this illegal activity we will look to take action.  We are happy with the verdict as it should send a clear message to anyone thinking of dumping rubbish or allowing it to happen in the district, that it is not acceptable and we will prosecute.”