£2000 fine for resident causing an obstruction

A home owner from Saratoga Road, E5 was fined £750 and ordered to pay costs of £1,237 last Friday (15 February 2008) at Thames Magistrates Court. Sander Glausius, who was not present in court was found guilty of wilful obstruction, caused by illegally dumping builders waste on a street near his house.

Mr Glausius was given seven warnings for not deposing of builders waste properly by Hackney Council over a period of months, whilst renovation work was carried out on his property.

Cllr Alan Laing, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods said: “Dumping waste on the street and causing an obstruction is completely unacceptable. Numerous warnings were given in this case but the council with left with no other option other than to bring the matter to court.”

The council offers a bulky waste collection service, for further information contact the Wasteline on 020 8356 6688. To report illegal rubbish dumping call the Environmental Enforcement team on 020 8356 4810.