A property firm has been fined £2,000 by Bristol Magistrates Court yesterday (Wednesday 17 August) for fly-tipping more than half a tonne of waste.
Peter Tisdale, of That Property Group Clifton Ltd, St Pancras Way, London pleaded guilty to fly-tipping on land at Kings Road, Clifton, Bristol, on Friday 13 November.
He was also ordered to pay £500 costs and £120 victim surcharge by magistrates.
That Property Group Clifton Ltd was developing a property on the former WH Smith site off Clifton Down Road at the corner of Kings Road and Boyces Avenue at the time of the offences.
During the weekend of Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 November 2015 a hoarding on the pavement of Kings Road blew down exposing more than half a tonne of waste, including old Christmas trees, white plastic banners and building waste.
Following complaints, a Bristol City Council officer visited the site on Friday 13 November asking for the site to be cleared without delay.
The officer stated that a prosecution would be brought forward for the waste being left in this state for a prolonged period. The waste was cleared on Saturday 14 November.
Councillor Margaret Hickman, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “This case sends a clear message that we simply will not tolerate fly-tipping in Bristol and prosecutions will be brought against anybody found to be fly-tipping.
“During 2015/16, 1,273 tonnes of waste was fly-tipped across our city costing the tax payer an estimated £450,000 for removal and disposal.
“Combatting fly-tipping is a priority – we all want to live in a clean and safe environment, in a city we can all be proud of.”