Man fined for riverside dump
A TIVERTON man has been ordered to pay £650 after he admitted illegally dumping asphalt on land near the River Exe in Tiverton.
Environmental enforcement officers for Mid Devon District Council took the 33-year-old to court to reiterate its zero-tolerance approach to fly-tipping.
The man pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined £400 and ordered to pay £250 costs and a £15 victim surcharge by Exeter Magistrate's Court.
Paul Williams, head of environmental services for the council, said: "Anti-social behaviour and a lack of respect for the environment is not acceptable.
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"We will continue to take this tough stance in regard to these offences and magistrates clearly support our approach to tackling environmental crimes."
In 2012, 48 fixed penalty notices were issued by the council for offences such a dog fouling, littering and smoking in a smoke-free area. Three of these notices were not paid and resulted in court appearances, with fines and costs of nearly £900 awarded.
With the introduction of the new Dog Control Orders in December, enforcement officers will be stepping up patrols in parks to ensure all dogs are kept on leads where specified. Failing to comply can result in prosecution with fines of up to £1,000.