Fly-tipper found guilty in court following SNS investigation

A Barnsley man has been found guilty of a fly-tipping offence by Barnsley Magistrates Court following an investigation by the Council’s Safer Neighbourhood Service.

Dylan Finney of Nancy Road, Grimethorpe, was sentenced to a 12-month Community Order and ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work.

He had been finding work through Facebook, taking waste and dumping it on and near Park Spring Road in Grimethorpe.

A Rehabilitation Activity Order was included in the sentence, consisting of ten sessions which will include education, relationships and restorative justice.

He was also ordered to pay £1,000 in costs to the council.

Councillor Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Adults and Communities, said: "We take instances of fly-tipping very seriously in Barnsley, it is an inexcusable blight on our borough.

"As part of our #EverybodyThink campaign, we will continue to work with the police and the public to tackle environmental crime.

"Help us to protect our beautiful borough by making sure you only give your rubbish to someone with a valid waste carriers’ licence or you dispose of it yourself in a responsible and legal manner.”

To find out more about the work Barnsley Council is doing to reduce environmental crime and increase recycling, visit the Dump it and Scarper Facebook page or search the hashtag #EverybodyThink on social media.

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