Londoner prosecuted for fly tipping in her own garden
If you're thinking of renovating your house and are tempted to dump all the waste material in your garden, it may surprise you to know that you could potentially be prosecuted for fly-tipping; even on your own property.
A recent story has surfaced in the news about a Londoner who was ordered to pay more than £1,100 after refusing to clear up her own garden of an assortment of materials including old furniture, rubble, mattresses, wheelbarrows and even a gas boiler.
The resident from Neasden in North London was reported to Brent Council by neighbours because of the mess that was in her garden.
She was initially issued with a community protection notice but failed to take any action and this resulted in the Council deciding to prosecute her.
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Whilst this does seem to be an isolated incident that was ongoing for around 2 years, it's not ideal to have your garden piled up with rubbish; even for a short time.
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