Thursday, April 18, 2013
Substantial fines for dumping rubbish in Liverpool
TWELVE householders who left bin bags in alleyways near their homes have been fined by Liverpool magistrates in prosecutions sought by the city council.
The following were found guilty in their absence and each fined £200 and ordered to pay £95 costs with a £20 victim surcharge. All had been given the option of paying an £80 fixed penalty notice but had not done so.
Colin Allan, of Connaught Road, Kensington; Gina Braithwaite, of Portman Court, Wavertree; Donna Davies of Walton Breck Road,; Charlie Leary of Andrew Street Kirkdale; Susan Leonard of Woolton Road, Garston; Hannah McGiveron of Ritson Street. Toxteth; Gemma McMullan of Portman Road , Wavertree; Nicholas McRea of Edinburgh Road Kensington; Sandor Milan of Childwall Avenue Wavertree; Anthony Phillips of Andrew Street ,Kirkdale; Louise Porter of Asbridge Street, Toxteth and Kishore Ramamoorthy of Ashfield, Wavertree.
Nick Hughes, of Mill Street, Toxteth, who pleaded guilty was given a six months conditional discharge, ordered to pay £20 costs and £15 victim surcharge
Nicola Garman, of Goodison Road, Walton, who left bags near a public litter bin, was also found £200, ordered to pay £95 cots and £20 victim surcharge. The same penalty was imposed on Joaquin Franco of La Vina Restaurant , North John Street, and Mathansurdar Sockalingham,, of Rice Lane, Walton, who left business waste in alleys. They were found guilty in their absence.
Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “We have a real problem with people dumping bin bags in the alleys of terraced houses. Often this is because householders leave their bin bags out at the wrong time for collections – but that is no excuse. Everybody should be aware of what days their waste is collected and if they are not sure it is easy to find out.
"Leaving bin bags out means that they can be ripped open, causing litter and potentially attracting vermin. These fines are a warning to people not to dump bin bags in alleyways and only leave them out when they are due to be collected.”