Wall of Shame identifies fly-tipper in Barking


Eagle-eyed residents in Barking and Dagenham have helped identify a fly-tipper in the borough and the resident was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice for £150.

The woman was picked out from the images displayed on the council’s Wall of Shame website after she was caught dumping rubbish in Gurney Close, Barking.

Barking and Dagenham council are doing everything in their power to clean up the borough and the Wall of Shame was introduced to help identify, name and shame offenders who continue to carry out grime crime.

Following a phone call to the council, enforcement officers attended Gurney Close and spoke to residents at the address identified. Officers were initially told the woman in the CCTV footage did not live there, but they suspected this was not the truth and were persistent.

Officers returned after a while and the woman in the CCTV footage eventually answered the door. She was interviewed under caution and admitted to depositing the waste claiming it was an honest mistake.

Officers issued her with a Fixed Penalty Notice for £150 as an opportunity to discharge liability from prosecution under s.33 EPA 1990 (she produced a passport as proof of identity).

 

‘We will continue to post images of people who cannot follow the rules and will take the strongest possible action’

 

The woman was apologetic and stated she would be paying the penalty as she does not wish to receive a criminal record.

Jonathon Toy, Operational Director for Enforcement Services, said: “This is exactly why we set up the Wall of Shame and I am delighted that our residents helped us catch the offender.

“Waste and fly-tipping are some of the biggest concerns raised by our residents.

“We will continue to post images of people who cannot follow the rules and will take the strongest possible action against those who cannot follow the rules on waste disposal.”

The council needs your help identifying more people who have dumped rubbish in Gurney Close.

You can call anonymously on 0208 724 8898 quoting pic ref 033.