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Thetford fly-tipper given large penalty notice for renovation waste

Breckland Council has issued a £445 fixed penalty notice to a Thetford landlord who disposed of his renovation waste in a residential car park.

Breckland Council’s Enforcement Team received a report from a member of the public that several mattresses, remains of flat-pack furniture and a camping chair had been fly tipped at a car park in St Martins Way.

While there was no immediate evidence or witnesses, the council’s officers conducted door-to-door visits at surrounding properties and followed drag marks which appeared to be coming from a nearby address which was undergoing renovation.

The individual was given a £445 fixed penalty notice for the fly-tip.
The individual was given a £445 fixed penalty notice for the fly-tip.

The Enforcement Team contacted the landlord and conducted a telephone interview under caution. This led to the individual admitting the offence and he was issued a fixed penalty notice for £445 for this fly-tip incident.

Cllr Gordon Bambridge, Breckland Council's executive member for environmental services and public protection, said: "Thanks to the cooperation from local residents we’ve been able to track down the perpetrator of this fly-tipping incident and issue a fine.

"Fly-tipping is unacceptable and people should instead use the local recycling centre or arrange a bulky waste collection from the council for a small fee.”

If you see fly tipping or littering within Breckland, please report by clicking here.