Fine after Westerleigh Road fly tipping caught on camera

June 30 2015

A MAN who dumped rubbish on Westerleigh Road, Emersons Green, has been fined £500 after admitting fly tipping.

A MAN who dumped rubbish on Westerleigh Road, Emersons Green, has been fined £500 after admitting fly tipping.
James Meade, 36, of Portland Street, Soundwell, Bristol, was also ordered to pay £500 costs and a £50 victim surcharge by North Avon magistrates in Yate.
The court was told the rubbish, including polystyrene sheeting, bricks, wood, nails, screws and concrete dust had been dumped on the forecourt of the Black Horse Service Station.
Examination of CCTV footage showed a Vauxhall Vivero being driven onto the forecourt and after visiting the garage shop, two men opened the rear doors of the van.
They tipped material from the vehicle using a wheelbarrow, plastic sheeting and by pushing waste from the van onto the ground.
Police and South Gloucestershire Council officers went to the address of the van’s registered keeper in Soundwell and spoke to Meade, who later pleaded guilty to knowingly causing waste to be dumped. He also admitted failing to name the driver of the van at the time of the incident.
The council said there had been a number of successful prosecutions this year related to fly tipping and more cases were being prepared.
It reminded residents to only let registered waste carriers take away their rubbish otherwise they could be held liable if material was dumped illegally.