The owner of Ackee Tree restaurant in Northumberland Park has been ordered to pay £2,400 after being taken to court for repeated fly-tipping.
Restaurant owner to pay £2,400 for repeated fly-tipping
The owner pleaded guilty to three cases of fly-tipping following an investigation by Haringey Council enforcement officers, which began in November 2016 - writes haringey.gov.uk.
Our team, tipped off by Veolia who discovered the waste in 2016, examined more than 10 black bags containing receipts and food waste. The owner was interviewed andadmitted the dumped rubbish was from the shop. However, they did not pay the £400 fixed penalty notice issued.
On two occasions in May 2017, further dumped rubbish from Ackee Tree was discovered, and again they failed to pay the penalties.
Following letters and calls, our team took the case to court. On January 11, Highbury Corner magistrates ordered the owner to pay three £500 fines, a £50 victim surcharge and £850 costs.
Cllr Peter Mitchell, Cabinet Member for Environment, said:
Fly-tipping is filthy, selfish and totally unacceptable. Our enforcement team works around the clock to catch those responsible and this prosecution shows we have no intention of turning a blind eye. Those intent on dumping rubbish are ruining our streets and this court case is a warning that we will not let people get away with it.
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