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Thanet council spent a total of £113,290 clearing fly tipped rubbish in the 2013-14 financial year

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FIVE fly tippers were ordered to pay a total of almost £3,000 after all being successfully prosecuted on the same day.

The five Thanet residents, who appeared at Canterbury Magistrates Court on Feburary 17, were:

• Miss Nicola Holt and Mr Andrew Farrar both of Princes Crescent Margate were separately prosecuted for dumping rubbish in alley to the rear of property. They were both fined £200 each with £100 costs and an additional £20 victim surcharge.

• Mr Misoslav Godla of Trinity Square in Margate was fined £300 and £100 costs with a £30 victim surcharge for dumping rubbish bags in a car park. Serial offender Mr Godla was previously fined over £1,000 for fly tipping in Trinity Square car park.

• Ms Chanade John, Wilsons Rd, Ramsgate was fined £300 and £100 costs with a £30 victim surcharge. She was found to have dumped rubbish in alley to the side of property.

• Mr Terry Amis of Eastchurch Road, Cliftonville dumped rubbish in the street and was fined £60 with £100 legal costs and on top of clean-up costs totalling £477.

Thanet council cabinet member for operational services Cllr Mike Harrison said, “We take fly tipping very seriously and persistently investigate rubbish dumping, following through to prosecute all offenders.

“Fly tipping is an irresponsible act which can not only be dangerous but is also incredibly selfish as this has a negative effect on the entire community.

“Spoiling our beautiful district is unacceptable behaviour and I would urge and residents who witness fly tipping to contact the council immediately on 01843 577000.”

Thanet council spent a total of £113,290 clearing fly tipped rubbish in the 2013-14 financial year.

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