Published: Wednesday, 12th June 2019
A Sevenoaks resident has pleaded guilty to fly-tipping in Riverhead following an investigation by Sevenoaks District Council.
Twenty-nine year old Brendan Dewberry of Whitley Woodworks, Whitley Farm Sevenoaks was fined £1,745, including court costs, at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court on Friday 7 June 2019.
Dewbery pleaded guilty to fly-tipping a number of plastic bags full of waste from his van in a communal area at River Court, Riverhead.
Sevenoaks District Council’s Environmental Enforcement Team investigated the incident and found information in the waste tracing it back to an address in Tunbridge Wells. The Council then established Dewberry had collected the waste.
The Council’s Cleaner and Greener Cabinet Member, Margot McArthur, says: “Once again we have prosecuted a criminal who showed disregard for the environment we cherish.
“We are the only local authority in Kent to have a dedicated fly-tipping investigation team and we will continue to take a zero tolerance approach and bring fly-tippers to justice.”
“Anyone thinking about fly-tipping in the Sevenoaks District should beware - whenever we have sufficient evidence, we will take action, if necessary through the courts.”
Residents can report fly-tipping on public land and on the highway by calling Sevenoaks District Council on 01732 227000.
The Council also provides a bulky waste collection service for large items. Residents should call 01732 227000 or visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/refuse for details.
At court, Brendan Dewberry was handed a £846 fine, £800 in costs and an £80 victim surcharge. He was ordered by pay the fine and costs within 28 days.