Published Friday 15 November 2019 at 14:13
Half a dozen people have been fined and named and shamed for dumping rubbish in Blackburn.
Mohammed Ilyas (57) of Calder Street, Blackburn, was fined £1,087 for storing household waste within the rear yard of 98 Moorgate Street, Blackburn.
Pamela Jane Sumner (51), of Wensley Road, Blackburn, was found guilty of storing household waste in her back yard, encouraging homes for rats and mice. She was fined £910.
A fine of £470 was given to Adam Rana (29) of Wellington Road, Blackburn, for leaving
waste outside Blackburn Household Waste Recycling Centre when the site was closed.
Joseph Patrick McNally (29) of Wordsworth Close, Oswaldtwistle, pleaded guilty to leaving household waste on land at Eleanor Street, Blackburn. He was fined a total of £570.
A £910 charge was given to Sheree McKenna (28) of Newton Street, Darwen. She was found guilty of storing waste in her back yard.
Finally, Waqar Ali (36), of Shakeshaft Street, Blackburn, pleaded guilty and was fined £377 for failing to take reasonable steps to make sure waste from his business was disposed of correctly. The rubbish was found on Birley Street, Blackburn.
Mark Wilde, Environmental Control Manager at Blackburn with Darwen Council, said:
This is a strong message to people that we will not tolerate rubbish dumping or flytipping in our borough.
We want people to take pride in their communities and behaviour like this is a blight on the whole area. Holding people accountable for their actions and prosecuting them for breaking the law makes sure a clear message is sent.”