Former Salisbury resident gets leaving gift – a £400 fine for flytipping

A FORMER Salisbury resident got a £400 fine as a leaving gift after fly-tipping furniture outside a recycling centre.

The case was one of a number handed out by Wiltshire Council as it continues a crackdown on waste tipping in the county in a We’re Targeting Fly-tippers campaign.

Among the latest fixed penalty notices (FPNs) handed out was the first for £1,000, coming after the charge was increased.

The £1,000 FPN was introduced by the council for small scale fly-tipping offences committed on or after April 23, as a greater deterrent to people illegally dumping waste in the county; it was previously £400.

The £1,000 fine came after waste was found deposited on land off Chaddington Lane, Royal Wootton Bassett, and was traced back to a household in Swindon.

Meanwhile, the £400 charge to the former householder in Salisbury was issued after waste was unloaded at the Churchfields household recycling centre, in front of an enforcement officer.

Another £400 FPN was issued to a person from Devizes who fly-tipped a bed base.

The people who received FPNs cannot be named as it is not a conviction in court.

Waste dumped on land off Chaddington Lane, Royal Wootton Bassett. Picture: Wiltshire Council

Waste dumped on land off Chaddington Lane, Royal Wootton Bassett. Picture: Wiltshire Council

Cllr Richard Clewer, leader of Wiltshire Council, said: “There is no excuse for dumping waste in our beautiful county and we’ll continue to pursue those responsible for committing this serious offence.

“These new increased penalty charges are a perfect example of our commitment to tackling fly-tipping here in Wiltshire and it sends a clear message to anyone of thinking of doing so.

“We have a zero-tolerance approach towards fly-tipping, as set out in our Business Plan and our award-winning We’re Targeting Fly-tippers campaign, which is why we continue to invest significant sums into officers and technology to tackle this environmental crime.

“If anyone spots fly-tipping in the county, I’d urge them to report it to us using MyWilts and we’ll investigate and take action.”

For more on how the council is tackling fly-tipping in Wiltshire and how to report fly-tipping, log on to

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *