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News - 29 April 2007

Council shows no tolerance with flytippers

A radio station, a hairdresser and café bar have been fined for waste offences following a Monday morning blitz by Cityclean enforcement officers. A number of other traders have been caught dumping their commercial waste in the streets.

Trade waste from Juice FM, based in North Street was found dumped in Princess Place. As a result, the company has been fined £75 and served with a 12 months statutory containerisation notice.

This is a second offence for Juice FM. Last July the company was fined £75 for failing to comply with a warning letter concerning its trade waste storage.

Stage One Hairdressers in Bond Street, has been fined £75 for fly-tipping in Bond Street Row after enforcement officers found bags full of hair and other hairdressing trade waste.

The Ha Ha Bar has been fined for littering in Princess Place. The company breached a containerisation notice issued in March 2007. (The bar has also a history of non-compliance with city council enforcement notices.)

Paul Hull, Enforcement Manager, commented: “Every business in the city is responsible for ensuring their waste is properly contained to prevent it becoming a litter problem and a health hazard. Streets littered with trade waste are bad for business, and we will continue to be tough on these offences.”

The flytipping blitz has been welcomed by the City Centre Business Forum whose spokesperson added, “The dumping of trade waste by Brighton businesses that live and die by the attractiveness of the city centre to their customers beggars belief. And, of course, their actions affect every business that operates in the vicinity.

“It is difficult to envisage any extenuating circumstances for this behaviour and the local authority is right to prosecute. There are numerous trade waste contractors operating in the city and there is no excuse for such selfish flouting of the law and common decency.”

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