Maximum penalty set to be imposed for flytippers

17 October 2016

Proposals to increase the fines handed out to fly-tippers in Brent are set to be discussed by Cabinet on 24 October, in an effort to crackdown on rubbish dumped illegally in the borough.

 

If approved, the plans will see the fines for fly-tipping increase from £200 to the legal maximum of £400 and send out a strong message that fly-tipping in Brent is not tolerated.

 

From 9 May, local authorities in England have had the power to issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for fly-tipping offences and to set their own charges between £150 and £400. The report seeks approval to set a higher level of charge than is currently issued in Brent.

 

Cllr Eleanor Southwood, Brent Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, said:

 

"Just like many of our residents, I am proud to live in Brent. That's why I want to keep the area I live in clean and free of rubbish.

 

"By increasing the penalty for fly-tipping, we're sending a very clear message that the Council are taking the concerns of our residents' seriously."