Man Fined in Flytipping Blitz
Sefton Council is warning flytippers to think twice following the successful prosecution of a man from Wigan. Ben Molyneux, 41, of Norfolk Street was fined a total of £763.40 at South Sefton Magistrates Court on January 17 after he was caught illegally disposing of rubbish at Ainsdale Discovery Centre. The prosecution comes as Sefton Council launches a name and shame blitz in a bid to warn potential offenders against flytipping. Mr Molyneux pleaded guilty to the charges and Magistrates fined him £120 plus a £30 victim surcharge and costs of £613.40.
Cllr Paulette Lappin, Cabinet Member for Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to successfully prosecute this individual for flytipping. “Unfortunately, many people believe that they can dispose of rubbish wherever they want causing issues for residents and draining Council services. “Hopefully this case will act as a deterrent to other potential offenders.” It is estimated during the 2015/16 financial year, Sefton Council spent almost £400K in relation to the clearance, disposal and enforcement of flytipping offences.
If any residents have any concerns regarding flytipping or wish to report an offence, they should contact Sefton Council via the website sefton.gov.uk or report it via our Flytipping page.