Conservatives Welcome Fly-tipper's Conviction

Conservative-led West Lindsey District Council has successfully secured the conviction of a local fly-tipper whose activities blighted Gainsborough over recent months.

Mr. Daniel Odling (aka Hurst) of Sandsfield Lane, Gainsborough was found guilty of five five offences relating to the depositing of waste.  He was prosecuted for disposing of waste on or around Scouts Hill and for not being a registered carrier of controlled waste in the course of his business.

Mr. Odling appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court on Monday, 23rd April where he was given a community sentence with a requirement for 120 hours of unpaid work and 20 days of Rehabilitation Activity Requirement. The court also agreed that Mr. Odling should be subject to a Criminal Behaviour Order for a two year period with conditions relating to the convicted offences. He was also ordered to pay £500 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

Conservative Chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee, Cllr. Sheila Bibb, said:

“The council is very grateful to the information received from members of the public that enabled us to progress with this prosecution and we would encourage anybody who is aware of activity such as this to report it to us.

“This should also act as a timely reminder to any residents who pay individuals or businesses to remove waste for them that they should check for a waste carriers licence to ensure they do not face being subject to a duty of care offence should the waste not be disposed of in a controlled manner.”

Cllr. John McNeill, who also serves on the committee welcomed the news. He said:

“Conservatives in West Lindsey understand the negative impact that fly-tipping has. Our tough approach will send a message to those who tfly-tip and that we will take action to stop it and punish offenders.”

If you are aware of any fly-tipping going on in your area please report this to the Council via its website.