Council’s littering clampdown continues

 

Magistrates ordered 15 people caught dumping rubbish, littering or spitting in Croydon to pay a total of over £4,600 in fines and costs in court on Tuesday (26 January).

The offences, ranging from illegally dumping household rubbish and furniture to dropping cigarette butts, led to the prosecutions as part of the council’s Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride campaign.

Tuesday’s cases at Croydon Magistrates’ Court mean that, since launching in summer 2014, the council’s Don’t Mess clampdown has now prosecuted over 70 people and issued more than 800 fixed penalty notices.

The campaign combines enforcement action against fly-tippers and littering with a drive encouraging residents to sign up as local champions and arrange council-backed clean-ups.

Tuesday’s prosecutions were:

  • Krishnakumar Kumaraguru, aged 43, from London Road in Thornton Heath, was ordered to pay a total of £914 for dumping household waste and cardboard in Colliers Water Lane on 16 September and giving false personal details.
  • Armando Carriel, from Bolder Way in West Wickham, was ordered to pay a total of £452 for illegally dumping household waste on the ground in Monks Orchard recycling centre on 27 September.
  • Jacquadi Heron, aged 20, from The Coppins in New Addington, was ordered to pay a total of £452 for dumping household waste in The Coppins on 25 August.
  • Alpesh Patel, from Bishops Walk in Addington, was ordered to pay a total of £265 for dumping household waste on the ground at Monks Orchard recycling centre on 3 October.
  • Aneta Glowacki, aged 21, from Fir Tree Gardens in Shirley, was ordered to pay a total of £245 for dumping household waste in Fir Tree Gardens on 29 September.
  • Seyhan Parmak, from Myrtle Road in Shirley, was ordered to pay a total of £100 for dumping household waste in Myrtle Road on 8 September.
  • Claire Gibbs, from Arnhem Drive in New Addington, was ordered to pay a total of £100 for dumping household waste in Milne Park East on 15 September.
  • Savalota Rosta, from Zermatt Road in Thornton Heath, was ordered to pay a total of £452 for spitting in Boswell Road, Thornton Heath, on 9 October.
  • Barry Abbott, aged 40, from Portland Road in South Norwood, was ordered to pay a total of £100 for dropping a cigarette end in George Street in Croydon on 6 October.
  • Lourdita Ablin Tan, aged 50, from Gipsy Hill in Gipsy Hill, was ordered to pay a total of £265 for dropping a cigarette end in Wellesley Road in Croydon on 14 October.
  • Janine Rose, aged 46, from Martin Crescent in Waddon, was ordered to pay a total of £100 for dropping a cigarette end in North End in Croydon on 22 July.
  • Keylee Harwood, aged 26, from Central Parade in New Addington, was ordered to pay a total of £452 for dropping a cigarette end in Central Parade on 12 October.
  • Stacey Jackson, from Burdett Road in Selhurst, was ordered to pay a total of £175 for dropping a cigarette end in Park Street on 7 July and giving false personal details.
  • Justyna Krasicka-Kotula, aged 25, from London Road in west Croydon, was ordered to pay a total of £100 for dropping a cigarette end in North End in Croydon on 1 July.
  • Jess Cowlard, aged 24, from Portland Road in South Norwood, was ordered to pay a total of £452 for dropping a cigarette end in Mint Walk on 13 July.

“Our campaign is about getting people to take pride in their area and clamping down on those who flout the law, and these latest offences underline once again why this campaign is so important.”

Councillor Stuart Collins, deputy leader – Clean Green Croydon

For more information about the campaign, visit the council website.

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