Text: Woman fined in connection with fly-tipping

A resident has been fined after the council investigated a flytipping incident in Padgate.

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Clare Chamberlain, 37, of Gorsey Lane, Warrington, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Warrington Magistrates Court and was sentenced on Friday 4 August.

After receiving reports of rubbish having been dumped to the rear of houses on Marsh House Lane, the council investigated the incident with findings linking the waste to Chamberlain.

Taking into account Chamberlain’s early guilty plea, the court fined her £653, with a victim surcharge of £261 and legal costs of £500, a total of £1,414.

Following the fine, Magistrates made clear that fly tipping was a serious issue, which is a blight on our community.

Cllr Hitesh Patel, cabinet member for environment, housing and public protection said: “We always investigate reports of fly tipping and will pursue offenders to ensure that they are accountable for their actions.

“Anybody with information relating to a fly tipping incident should report it to the council with as much information as possible so it can be thoroughly investigated and any action can be taken.”

Residents can provide any information in relation to fly tipping incidents via the council’s website at warrington.gov.uk/flytipping.