A scaffolding company and its director have been fined a total of nearly £41k after a court found them guilty of having unlicensed scaffolding on a public highway.
J&P Scaffolding Ltd first erected the scaffolding in December 2020 at Empire House on Empire Way, Wembley with the proper license.
In June 2021 however, the license ran out and its director, Mr Jacek Pawlaczyk, 43, failed to renew it despite receiving no fewer than eight reminders from council officers.
J&P Scaffolding Ltd was found guilty at Willesden Magistrates Court on 23 June 2022 and sentenced to fines, compensation and costs totalling £32,805.50. Mr Pawlaczyk, of Hendon Way, was also fined £8,190 bringing the total costs to £40,995.
Cllr Krupa Sheth, Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Action, said:
“It is really important all companies get the proper license for anything placed on the public highway. This allows council keyworkers to keep residents safe and to limit any disruption to the public.