Fly-tippers fined after caught on camera
Nicolas Goodenough, 46, and Micky Baker, 29, of Arcadia Close, Beggarwood were convicted after both pleading guilty to two fly-tipping offences brought by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on Tuesday 1 December 2020.
The court heard how the two men were captured on a surveillance camera depositing 13 bags of green waste including grass cuttings, hedge cuttings and soil from a car at a remote car park area in Basingstoke on the evenings of 27 March 2020 and 2 April 2020.
Magistrates fined Goodenough £769 and Baker £200. The men were ordered to pay £150 each towards prosecution costs, £75 each in clear-up costs and £77 and £34 respectively in victim surcharge.
This is the council’s 25th fly-tipping conviction since May 2018 and reflects the council’s zero tolerance approach to this crime.
Cabinet Member for Environment and Enforcement Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “Witnesses to fly-tipping or evidence that a fly-tip has taken place are crucial to achieving convictions. On this occasion the offenders were caught on camera and it led to another successful fly-tipping prosecution. This is our 11th conviction this year, even with a pause in court proceedings due to the pandemic, and we will continue to take a strong stance when dealing with people who deliberately fly-tip in our borough.”
People can report a fly-tip by visiting www.basingstoke.gov.uk/flytipping alternatively call 01256 844844.