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Waste piled up at the property

Hucknall resident prosecuted for failing to clear waste at property

A Hucknall resident has been prosecuted for breaching a statutory notice issued to him after he failed to clear waste from his property.

James Williams, 26 of Broomhill Road, Hucknall was given multiple warnings and was subsequently issued with a Community Protection Notice requiring him to remove waste from outside his property; following complaints from neighbours about waste and concerns over vermin within the area.

Despite the warnings Williams did not remove and dispose of the waste in his garden and continued to breach his Community Protection Notice.  This led to him receiving a Fixed Penalty Notice and fine amount of £100.

Due to him failing to pay the Fixed Penalty Notice and continuing to disregard the statutory notice issued to him, the Council’s Community Safety Team took prompt action to prosecute Mr Williams.

On the 15th November 2021, Williams was summoned to Nottinghamshire Magistrates court where he failed to attend. In his absence Williams was convicted under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 where he was fined £120.00 for failing to comply with the notice, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34.00 and pay legal costs of £663.42. A total amount of £817.42 to be paid within 28 days.

The Council also applied for a remedial order which was granted by the court, requiring Williams to remove the waste by the 13th December 2021.

Cllr Helen-Ann Smith, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Crime Reduction said:

“James Williams had no regard for his neighbours and continued to dump rubbish in his garden despite warnings being issued by the Council. His failure to pay the fixed penalty notice meant we had no choice but to take the case to court. We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour of any kind, and this should act as a warning to those that think that they will get away with dumping waste like this.”