Published Friday 4 July 2014 at 13:14
A Blackburn woman on Wednesday was ordered to pay £570 after failing to dispose of house hold waste correctly.
Miss Carina Smith of Accrington Road, who was charged with being in breach of section 46 of the Environmental Protection act 1990 also failed to appear in the Blackburn trial, but was found guilty in her absence by local magistrates.
In its judgement the court fined the Accrington Road resident £200, with costs of £350 and a victim surcharge of £20.
The court also noted that this was Miss Smith’s second such offence.
The offence, which dates back to March of this year, saw council officers find household waste strewn at the rear of the Blackburn property and in the back alleyway.
Cllr Shaukat Hussain Lead Member for environment said
“This council will always take legal action against those in our community that deliberately try to make our Borough an untidy to place to be.I welcome the court’s decision in this case and I hope our policy of naming and shaming irresponsible individuals will deter others from doing the same. However I would like to thank the majority that do care about the appearance of their town and Borough, but to the minority I say, you will be found and you will be fined.”