Local man prosecuted for fly-tipping near football ground.

Published on 8th March 2017

Rubbish and bin bags in a ditch

Guilty plea for local man fly-tipping in St Peter's Close

Mr Mathews of Brook Road, appeared before Cheltenham Magistrates’ on Monday 6 March 2017 and pleaded guilty to fly tipping general household waste. Mr Mathews was fined £480 and ordered to pay costs of £500 and a Victim Surcharge of £48 totalling £1028.

In December of last year, a complaint was made to the community protection team that black bin bags and waste had been deposited in St Peters Close, Cheltenham. Officers attended the site and information from the investigation identified where the waste had come from.

Mr Mathews and Miss James of Brook Road were invited to and attended interview under caution by a community protection officer on the 19 December 2016. 

Mr Mathews admitted committing the offence of fly-tipping and no blame was to be put onto Miss James as she was not aware of him fly-tipping the black bags of waste in St Peters Close on Saracens football ground car park.

Brian Daughtrey, community protection officer said: “The council continues to work hard to tackle issues of fly-tipping. Officers are committed to responding, investigating and, where evidence is found, we will take the appropriate enforcement action.”

Cllr Andrew McKinlay, cabinet member for development and safety continued: “This course of action demonstrates that the council takes the blight of fly-tipping seriously. We will continue to seek to prosecute anyone who does break the law.”

For media enquiries please contact Jemima Lawson, communications officer 01242 775 050 or communications@cheltenham.gov.uk