Flytipper has £940 bill

Date Published: 06 September 2019

A Lincoln man has been left with a bill of £940 after admitting a charge of fly tipping in a remote area on the edge of Martin village.

Colin Kelly of Alness Close was fined £400, ordered to pay £500 towards costs and there is a victim surcharge of £40. 

City magistrates ordered him to pay at a rate of £20 a month.

The court was told that an examination of the waste identified a business and that was how Kelly was tracked down as the offender.

The prosecution was brought by North Kesteven District Council, and Executive Member for the Environment, Cllr Mervyn Head, said the action showed the authority’s tough stance on fly-tipping.

“It’s difficult to think of something more anti-social than just dumping waste so that someone else will have to come and clear it up.

“North Kesteven District Council will always take a tough stance on fly-tipping so our message is clear – if you have waste you want to get rid of ask us for advice and we will be happy to help,” said Cllr Head.