Wirral builder found
guilty of fly tipping
A Wirral man has been prosecuted
this week at Scarborough Magistrates Court, North Yorkshire, for
Fred Cook, a builder, of Seaview Road, Wallasey, was convicted for using an
unauthorised waste carrier to dispose of waste he produced while renovating
a property in Scarborough. The rubbish was later found fly tipped in the
nearby Wykeham forestry area.
Cook was fined £1000 and ordered to pay £1232 in costs, £100 victim
surcharge and £180 courts charge, totalling £2512.
This latest conviction comes as Scarborough Borough Council ramps up its
crack down on those responsible for fly tipping and littering across the
Harry Briggs, Scarborough Borough Council Recycling and Waste Enforcement
Manager, said:- "The countryside around our borough is beautiful. It's
loved by those who live here and those from all over the country that choose
to holiday here, so we take a firm stance on people dumping rubbish and
spoiling our area.
This case took a long time to investigate with our waste enforcement team
working very closely with our legal team to produce this court result.
Fly tipping is a serious matter and we will continue to prosecute offenders
to the fullest extent of the law.
The prosecution should act as a deterrent to any tradesman. Don't forget, if
you use someone who is not properly registered and dumps your rubbish, you
too can be held responsible. We urge anyone wanting to remove waste from
their home or business to check that the removal company has an authorised
waste carriers licence."
Checks to make sure a waste carrier is authorised can be made
online. Anyone can report incidents of
fly tipping in confidence by contacting the Council's Customer First team
email or by calling:- 01723 232323.
Community event on surviving
AS winter is approaching, free help and
advice about keeping warm and staying healthy is being offered at a community
event in St George's Hall, Liverpool.
The Winter Survival Community Event takes place on:- Wednesday, 18 November
2015, from 10am to 2.30pm. The event is sponsored by British Gas and Scottish Power Energy
Networks and is part of the Viridis Winter Warmth campaign aimed at reducing
excess deaths during the winter months.
The event will have around 60 exhibitors, from a wide range of organisations
including energy companies, charities, Council services and community groups.
They will provide information and advice on a number of issues including:-
► Fuel Poverty.
► Energy efficiency.
► Financial assistance.
► Healthy living.
► Keeping Active.
► Social inclusion.
There will be entertainment and demonstrations
throughout the day including free bingo sessions and live music from the North
West Charity Singers and the Sing Me Merseyside Choir.
The Pagoda Centre will give a Tai Chi demonstration, the CHATS team will offer
free health checks and there will be reiki healing sessions with Ursui School of
Natural Healing. And you need not even get up to stay healthy as the Liveability
Team will lead some chair based exercise.
A free prize draw will offer some great prizes and those attending will get a
hot drink on arrival. Free bags of vegetables to make soup will also be handed
out while stocks last.
The event will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Tony
Concepcion. He said:- "This event is becoming 1 of the most significant
in our calendar with more and more people attending. Last year we had around
800; a record number and this year we are hoping for even more.
It attracts so many people because they know it is very important to find out
the best way to cope with winter; whether it is how to keep warm or what help
is available over energy bills.
The Winter Survival campaign is aimed at cutting excessive winter deaths.
Although we have seen the number of excess deaths in the coldest months reduced
significantly in recent years there were still more than 150 in the City last
year in what was a not particularly harsh winter. So the community event is a
great way of helping you survive winter."
Chris Tate, head of corporate responsibility at British Gas, said:- "We're
proud to sponsor this event, through our partnership with National Energy
Action. British Gas has an important role to play in tackling fuel poverty and
helping people create warmer, more energy efficient homes is a key part of
Stephen Stewart, SP Energy Networks Director, said:- "We have been
supporting the Viridis campaign for many years, and are delighted to be lead
The campaign brings together a wide range of agencies and organisations to offer
assistance to those who need it most. As part of the campaign we will be
encouraging our most vulnerable customers to join our Priority Register,
which gives access to additional support and advice in the event of an issue
with power supplies."