Businessman fined as part of fly-tip investigation

Thursday, 6 February, 2020

The owner of a flooring company has been fined for failing to provide documentation to East Hampshire District Council as it investigated a fly-tip in Liss.

John Draper, of Castle Flooring, Portchester, was fined £440 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £44 and costs of £155.

Investigating officers from East Hampshire District Council asked Draper to provide documents in relation to a fly-tip of carpet and flooring materials found in a lay-by on Farnham Road on 26 March 2019.

Cllr Ingrid Thomas, EHDC's Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Quality, said: “Fly-tipping is a blight on East Hampshire’s valuable countryside, is a pollutant and is dangerous for our wildlife.

“We take instances of fly-tipping very seriously and will always investigate where possible.

“Residents and businesses must understand that they have a responsibility to ensure their waste is properly disposed and that they have the required paperwork.”

For more information on how to properly dispose of waste go to www.easthants.gov.uk/fly-tipping.