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​Fined for fly-tipping

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​Fined for fly-tipping

Fly-tipping in a Bury back street has cost the offender a total of £500 in fines and costs.

Officers from Bury Council investigated a complaint on 14 February 2018 about rubbish dumped in the alley between Price Street and Alfred Street, Bury.

They discovered correspondence in the waste relating to Mark Lewington, then of Price Street, who was subsequently issued with a fixed penalty of £75 for littering.

Lewington (aged 45) did not pay that penalty and was then prosecuted at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on 21 December 2018.

He was found guilty in his absence and was fined £220 and ordered to pay costs of £280.

Councillor Judith Kelly, cabinet member for corporate affairs and HR, said: “Litter blights our streets and parks and costs local taxpayers money which could be better spent on much-needed services. The location where Lewington left his waste is a particular hot-spot for littering and fly-tipping, and we urge anyone who witnesses this behaviour to report it to the council so that we can take action against the perpetrators.”


Press release issued: 16 January 2019.

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Bury Council consists of six towns, Bury, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich. Formed in April 1974 as a result of Local Government re-organisation it was one of the ten original districts that formed the County of Greater Manchester. The Borough has an area of 9,919 hectares (24,511 acres) and serves a population of 187,500.

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