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Fairstead fly tippers fined £500

Fly-tipped items in Fairstead, King's Lynn.

Published: Wednesday, 30th August 2023

Two west Norfolk residents have paid Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) today totalling £500 for fly tipping in Fairstead, King’s Lynn.

Brockley Green and Westfield in Fairstead, King’s Lynn had domestic waste dumped on public land. Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Enforcement Officers investigated and issued fines to the people responsible.

Cllr Terry Parish, Leader of the borough council, said:

“There is no excuse for fly-tipping. All of the items dumped at both sites in Fairstead could have been disposed of at the tip for free so there was no reason, other than not caring for the consequences of their actions, that these items should have been disposed of in this way.

“I thank the borough council Fairstead public open space team for removing the waste and the officers who investigated it to identify who was responsible. We’re grateful that most of our residents dispose of their waste correctly to help protect our towns and rural areas. The two fines that have been paid today prove that we will investigate, we will find out who you are and we will prosecute you.”

Cllr Margaret Wilkinson, one of the Ward members for Fairstead, added:

“Fly-tipping is inconsiderate and illegal. I’m pleased our council staff cleared it quickly and have investigated it to discourage others from considering doing the same thing, especially when it was blighting the environment in my ward.”

The fine for Brockley Green was £300, if this had been paid within 14 days it would have been reduced to £200. A bedrooms worth of waste including a bed, chest of draws and tv were dumped. These could have gone to the tip for free, a bulky waste collection or charity shop but they chose to dump it on council land near their home.

The fine for Westfield was £200, as this was paid within a couple of weeks of being issued, and included many garden items dumped blocking an alleyway.

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