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News - 14 April 2008

Council maintains its firm stance against fly tipping

Wokmania in West Street is the latest business to receive a hefty punishment for dumping food litter in the street. The owners were fined £1400 and ordered to pay costs of over £2000.

Magistrates served up hefty fines after the Chinese restaurant left rotting food and other rubbish strewn across a city centre pavement. The owners of Wokmania in West Street, Coffee Club Restaurants, admitting three charges of dumping trade waste. The charges were brought by Brighton & Hove City Council under the Environmental Protection Act.

Magistrates heard how Brighton & Hove City Council enforcement officers found more than 100 bags of waste dumped outside the restaurant on three separate occasions.

On one occasion, the bags had been torn apart and rotting food was strewn across the pavement, forcing the council to jet wash the area to clean up the mess.

The court heard that the company’s trade waste collection company had stopped collection due to non-payment of the company account.

After the hearing, Cityclean enforcement officer Michael Logue said, "This is one of the worst cases I have ever had to deal with - not only for the huge amount of trade waste dumped, but also the company's reluctance to work with us to clean up their act.

“Despite warnings and advice from enforcement officers, this company has shown a complete disregard for trade waste regulations and continued to dump huge amounts of food waste and other rubbish outside its West Street premises. On one occasion, the mess was so bad, the council had to jet wash the pavements. It has taken seven months to bring this case before the courts and I am delighted that magistrates have taken the matter seriously with hefty fines and compensation.”

Environment chairman Geoffrey Theobald added, “Dumping trade waste is a criminal offence and this council will not hesitate to take legal action against offenders. The message is clear – leave your rubbish on our streets and you’ll end up in court.”


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