Mansfield men fined over rubbish dumped at Meden Vale

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Two men found guilty of fly dumping household rubbish at a Meden Vale beauty spot last summer have been hit with fines by Mansfield Magistrates, following a prosecution by Mansfield District Council.

Scott Brazier (40) and Ashley Fowlds (19) of Roston Close, Mansfield, were fined £150 and ordered to pay costs of £50 and a victim surcharge of £15.

Fowlds admitted to dumping the rubbish including plastic containers, cardboard, empty drinks and food cans and food waste at the Bottoms Local Nature Reserve, off Netherfield Lane, Meden Vale in June last year.

Brazier accepted culpability because he knew about and contributed to causing the fly tip.

Correspondence addressed to the two men at their former address in Meden Vale was found amongst the rubbish by a Mansfield District Council Neighbourhood Warden.

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 which is used and enjoyed by many members of the public.

“We are very grateful to the members of the public who first reported the rubbish to the Council, to the Neighbourhood Warden who had the unpleasant task of searching for the evidence in the rubbish and to our Enforcement Officer for putting the case together and getting it to Court.

“The Council operates a zero tolerance approach to all ‘enviro-crimes’ and where we have evidence we will continue to take action against the minority whose behaviour has such a detrimental effect on our communities.”

To report fly tipping, graffiti, dog fouling or excessive litter in the Mansfield District call the Council’s Grimebusters hotline on 01623 463 463.