Borough Council of Wellingborough

Environmental Offences

Published Monday, 14 June 2010

Three people have been fined by Wellingborough Magistrates for separate environmental offences.


Blake Foster of Thirlmere, Wellingborough did not attend court but was convicted in his absence for abandoning a caravan at Minerva Way in February. He was fined £300 and ordered to pay £310 costs and £15 victim surcharge. Foster was seen dismantling the caravan by environmental wardens from Wellingborough Council but failed to dispose of the chassis and debris.

A woman seen discarding a drink can in Queensway, Wellingborough has been fined £125 and ordered to pay £100 costs as well as a £15 victim surcharge. Helen Thompson of Ashfield Road, who did not attend court, was found guilty in her absence of a littering offence. A fixed penalty notice had been issued to Thompson in January but remained unpaid.

Toni Mellor of Thrift Street, Irchester pleaded guilty to not cleaning up dog waste and failing to provide her name and address to an authorised officer. She was fined £75 for the first offence, £100 for the second and was ordered to pay £25 costs and £15 victim surcharge.  In February a council warden approached Mellor in Irchester Recreation Ground after she failed to clean up after her dog. She refused to give her details but was identified later when seen returning to her home.

Councillor Malcolm Waters of Wellingborough Council said, "These prosecutions demonstrate our commitment to maintaining a clean environment using enforcement where necessary."