A man caught fly-tipping bricks on a residential street in Trafford has been fined after appearing in court

Matthew Fletcher, of Walnut Road, Partington, pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared  at Manchester Magistrates Court on Wednesday November 21, 2018.

Trafford Council’s Environmental Improvement Team investigated after a picture of Fletcher was taken as he dumped the bricks at the rear of Myrtle Road in Partington.

Fletcher was tracked down and interviewed at Trafford Town Hall on June 25 by the Environmental Improvement Team. During the interview, he admitted that he committed the offence.

When he appeared in court, Fletcher was fined £360 which was reduced to £240 after he pleaded guilty. The Magistrates also awarded £240 costs and Fletcher was ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge, a total of £510.

Cllr Stephen Adshead, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change, said the council will continue to come down hard on fly-tippers.

He said:

The Council is passionate about ensuring our neighbourhoods are clean and attractive places. We still face problems with more and more rubbish being fly-tipped. This is something we will never tolerate and we will take even tougher action to show we are serious about tackling this issue.

We have listened to our communities. We’re asking everyone for their support, so that together we can make where you live a place to be really proud of. We want to make Trafford an even greener and better place to live.

If you see anyone fly-tipping in your area, please call the Council’s Environmental Improvement Team on 0161 912 2000.

Posted on Thursday 22nd November 2018