Seven people fined in court for littering
SEVEN people have been fined for littering after appearing at Craigavon Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
In total, 14 cases were brought to the court by Craigavon Borough Council, with seven cases adjourned to the April and May sittings and the remaining seven were found in favour of the council. Each of these cases received fines and court costs; three were given £80 fines with court costs of £118, £125 and £140. A fourth was given two £80 fines for two separate incidents and court costs of £128. The fifth was awarded a £40 fine and court costs of £125 for failure to reply to an Article 20 notice and the final case was awarded £120 fine and £109 after they failed to appear in court on two separate occasions.
“Whilst the emphasis recently has been on dog fouling, Craigavon Borough Council’s Environmental Enforcement team are continuing to enforce our zero tolerance policy on littering. We want people to think before they throw down litter, you will receive a £80 fine if caught, which can increase up to £2,500 if taken to court. Please think before you drop,” said Trevor Clydesdale, Neighbourhood Environmental Manager
“People want to see their streets litter free and are supporting us in using the legislation available to help tackle the root of the problem. Residents within the borough are also very proactive using our online reporting facility to report offenders” concluded Mr Clydesdale.
Residents can report incidents of littering on the Council’s online reporting facility at www.craigavon.gov.uk/environment/waste-services/816-environmental-crime-report.html.
The following cases were heard on Tuesday: William Purdy, Laurel Park, Laurelvale appeared on two charges of depositing litter from a taxi in Portadown on July 19 and 27. Mr Purdy denied both charges when served with an Article 20 Notice by Craigavon Borough Council. Purdy pleaded guilty. He was convicted on both charges and fined £80 on each charge plus £128 costs
Freddie Irwin, Brackagh Road, Portadown appeared on a charge of depositing litter from a vehicle at Woodhouse Street, Portadown on June 14, 2012. Mr Irwin denied the charge when served with an Article 20 Notice by Craigavon Borough Council. In court he pleaded guilty. He was convicted and fined £80 plus £140 costs.
Jeffrey Richardson, Blackisland Road, Annaghmore, appeared on a charge of failing to reply to an Article Notice served in relation to a litter offence in Meadow Lane East car park, on July 27, 2012. Richardson appeared in court and pleaded guilty to the offence. He was convicted and fined £80 plus £118 costs.
Moira Neill, Dungannon Road, Portadown appeared in court on a charge of depositing litter from a vehicle at the Meadows Shopping Centre car park on May 31, 2012. Mrs Neill denied the charge when served with an Article 20 Notice by Craigavon Borough Council. Mrs Neill appeared in court and pleaded guilty to the offence. She was convicted and fined £80 plus £125 costs.
Mary Cahoon, Blackisland Road, Portadown was charged with failing to reply to an Article 20 Notice served on her in relation to a litter offence observed at William Street, on May 31, 2012. She was fined £40 plus £125 costs.
John Hague, Mullaghmore Road, Dungannon was charged with depositing litter from a vehicle at Garvaghy Road, Portadown on August 23, 2012. Mr Hague denied the offence when served with an Article 20 Notice by Craigavon Borough Council. Hague did not appear in court for the second time, the case having been adjourned in February. He was convicted and fined £120 plus £109 costs.
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