Woman fined for littering

Date Released - 06/10/2022

A WOMAN has been fined £80 and ordered to pay £490 costs by Tameside magistrates after she failed to pay a fixed penalty notice for littering.


The court heard today (6 October 2022) that Tameside Council enforcement officers traced a bag of household waste, found dumped on Huddersfield Road in Stalybridge on 8 February 2022, to a woman from Mossley.


The woman was offered the opportunity to pay a £80 Fixed Penalty Notice, served under s87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, but ignored numerous opportunities to pay the fine so prosecution proceedings were launched.


The defendant pleaded guilty to the court for littering.


Tameside Council Executive Member (Climate Emergency & Environmental Services) Cllr Denise Ward said: “Littering is totally unacceptable and disrespectful to the local community and environment. Most people don’t litter and they dispose of their waste responsibly. But for those that do, we will investigate and take enforcement action wherever we can.


“Thank you to our enforcement officers for their tenacity and determination to investigate cases and leave no stone unturned in finding and taking action against those responsible.”