Council secures £1,500 fine for flytipper

Bolton Council has secured a fine of more than £1,500 against a resident for flytipping.

In 2015, Alan Ward admitted to flytipping 14 bags of waste on a river embankment at Chapel Place, Darcy Lever, which is a local beauty spot. Mr. Ward then failed to attend court on two separate occasions and an arrest warrant was issued.

He was then brought in on warrant on February 2 after being held overnight in custody. He pleaded guilty in court and was fined £1584 and ordered to pay £200 costs and £158 victim surcharge.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Nick Peek said:


“Flytipping is anti-social behavior, which blights the local area and causes all sorts of problems for local people.


The waste also costs local taxpayers for the council to remove it.


We are pleased that these fines have been handed out and hope they will act as a deterrent to those thinking of leaving their waste in the back streets in future.


If residents see anyone fly tipping or see any sites which has flytipped waste on it, please contact us. Flytipping can be reported on our website and more information is available at”


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