Hefty fines for fly-tippers in Brent

12 May 2017

A shisha venue in Wembley has been taken to court and fined more than £3,000 for illegally dumping pieces of old furniture on the street near the property.

Marina Lounge Limited, of 27 Bridge Road in Wembley, was found guilty of illegally dumping rubbish at Willesden Magistrates Court on 2 May 2017 and ordered to pay a total of £3,115 in fines and costs.

The shisha venue was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice on 22 September 2016 after Brent Council’s Enviro-Crime team investigated the unsightly pile of broken furniture dumped on Chalkhill Road, but failed to pay the initial fine.

Brent council has been nationally recognised as taking a tough stance on illegally dumping rubbish, having handed out the second highest number of fines for this crime in the country.

On 25 April 2017, Mr Mohammed Zaman pleaded guilty to illegally dumping waste outside Harlesden Food Centre, on Craven Park Road, and was ordered to pay a total £4,015 by Willesden Magistrates Court.

Mr Zaman was interviewed by Brent Council’s Enviro-Crime Enforcement team after being caught red-handed committing this crime on CCTV.

Dennis Lewis, Enviro-Crime Enforcement Manager at Brent Council, commented:

“The outcome of these two cases should clearly demonstrate how unacceptable illegally dumping rubbish is here in Brent, and should serve as a serious warning to those who think they can get away with it.

“It is a crime not to care and we will pursue all avenues to hold offenders to account.”