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Two Goole women fined for fly-tipping – one incident caught on CCTV

Two Goole women have been fined for dumping rubbish in their town – with one incident being captured on CCTV. 

Both were prosecuted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and had their cases heard at Beverley Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 9 March.

Telma Cruz

Telma Cruz, of Weatherill Street, Goole, pleaded guilty to the illegal depositing of waste in the town when she appeared at the court.

She was fined £120, ordered to pay costs of £525.01 and a victim surcharge of £48.

The court heard that CCTV recorded footage of a person leaving bags of waste in the alley between Weatherill Street and Jackson Street, Goole, on 1 August last year.

A streetscene enforcement officer from the council visited the site, saw the household waste and found evidence relating to Cruz.

When interviewed by the officer, Cruz admitted the waste was hers, saying she had instructed a friend to put the waste bags in the alley, but refused to give her friend’s name.

Georgina Tarrant

Georgina Tarrant, of Derwent Road, Goole, was charged with the unauthorised dumping of waste and was due to appear before the court. She did not attend and was found guilty in her absence.

Tarrant was fined £660, ordered to pay costs of £289 and a victim surcharge of £264.

The court heard a streetscene enforcement officer from the council inspected the scene of fly-tipping near garages on Moorland Road, Goole, on 25 August last year.

The officer found a few open bin bags, full of household waste, scattered on the floor.

Evidence was found relating to Tarrant. She did not respond to contact from the council.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council continues to remind residents they are responsible for disposing of their own waste properly and legally by using their household bins or by taking rubbish to their local household waste recycling site.

For larger loads they can also hire a licensed waste carrier to take the rubbish away, or they can use the council’s own bulky waste collection service.

Carl Skelton, acting director of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Wheelie bins are provided at home for waste such as the bin bags in these cases and there is no excuse to just dump it.

“We will investigate fly-tipping incidents and always take action when we can.”

Anyone caught fly-tipping could be ordered to pay a £400 fixed penalty notice, or the case could be taken to court where they face an unlimited fine or even imprisonment.

Fly-tipping information:

  • Residents can report any fly-tipping or suspicious activity to the council on 01482 393939, or online at www.eastriding.gov.uk/fly-tipping
  • People are asked not to touch any fly-tipped waste or approach anyone they see fly-tipping.
  • For guidance on how to check if a person is a licensed registered waste carrier visit the council’s website www.eastriding.gov.uk/fly-tipping
  • To find your nearest household waste recycling site visit the council’s website www.eastriding.gov.uk/recycling

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