An east London business that illegally left skips by the side of the road has been ordered to pay more than £4,300 by the courts – as well as having the containers seized.
C C Construction (London) Ltd, of Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, were found to have committed 20 separate offences by Barking and Dagenham Council enforcement officers during a three-month period between October 2019 and January 2020.
Under section 139 of the Highways Act 1980, it is illegal to deposit a builders’ skip on a public highway without permission.
This is another example of a business that thinks it operates outside of the law and can ignore our enforcement officers
Council officers received complaints about a number of skips being abandoned on Ripple Road just off Renwick Road, Barking, and despite warnings about not having permission, the Redbridge-based business failed to remove the waste containers.
Councillor Syed Ghani, Cabinet Member for Enforcement and Community Safety, said: “This is another example of a business that thinks it operates outside of the law and can ignore our enforcement officers.
“The simple fact is the rules are there in black and white and this company has learned the hard way that if you come into our borough and disrespect our communities you will be made to pay.”
The case was heard at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Tuesday 10 May where the defendant pleaded guilty.
C C Construction (London) Ltd were fined £3,000 with a victim surcharge of £181 and ordered to pay costs of £1,138.50 to Barking and Dagenham Council.
In total, five skips were seized and disposed of by the council.