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Rubbish in passage lands Shirley resident a hefty fine

Solihull Editorial 27th Mar, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A SHIRLEY resident who failed to keep her shared passageway clear of rubbish and waste has been ordered to pay £4,880.

Ms Hunt, of Lindridge Road, repeatedly ignored a notice served to her by the Environmental Crime Team in December 2014 and continued to obstruct the path.

Eventually Solihull Council steped in and removed the rubbish to protect residents’ health.

Birmingham Magistrates found Ms Hunt guilty, last Wednesday (March 16), of seven charges of failing to comply with the notice, without reasonable excuse, between January and May 2015.

She was ordered to pay a £1,760 fine, £3,000 Council costs and a £120 victim surcharge.

Alan Brown, head of environmental services, said it had all had a serious impact on the local area and neighbouring residents over an extended period of time.

“The health of those who live, work and visit Solihull is extremely important to us and the actions we have undertaken have ensured others are not put at risk,” he added.

“The Council provide a number of services that assist residents in managing their waste to prevent these issues from occurring.”

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