Woman fined for fly tipping

A woman who admitted her part in the fly tipping of household rubbish at a Meden Vale beauty spot last summer has been ordered to pay a £215 punishment.

Charlotte Harley (23), of Croxton Court, Mansfield Woodhouse, was fined £150 and ordered to pay costs of £50 and a victim surcharge of £15 by Mansfield magistrates after a prosecution by the district council.

Harley is the third person to be convicted over the fly tipping at the Bottoms Local Nature Reserve, off Netherfield Lane, in June last year. Scott Brazier (40) and Ashley Fowlds (19), of Mansfield, were sentenced in May.

Harley accepted that when binmen refused to empty Brazier and Fowlds’ bin, she showed them a spot where she believed the contents could be dumped without being discovered.

She denied being involved in the act of depositing the waste but accepted her involvement in the commission of the offence.

Coun Mick Barton, Portfolio Holder for Public Protection at Mansfield District Council, said: “Fly tipping is unsightly and unacceptable anywhere, but even more so when it blights a local beauty spot.

“I hope this sends out a clear message that no matter whatever part you play in fly tipping it is still a criminal offence.”

l To report fly tipping, graffiti, dog fouling or excessive litter in the Mansfield District call the Council’s Grimebusters hotline on 463463.