More prosecutions under council’s fly-tipping and litter clampdown

The council has now successfully prosecuted a total of 188 offenders under its Don’t Mess With Croydon clampdown after the latest court cases.

At Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, two defendants were ordered to pay a total of £1,484 for fly-tipping:

1.      Madiguin Demble, aged 32, of Lodge Lane in New Addington, was ordered to pay £742 for fly-tipping waste in Lodge Lane on 24 June 2017.
2.      Andrew Kedian, aged 42, of Fairview Road in Norbury, was ordered to pay £742 for fly-tipping two bags on the pavement behind Summit Court on 10 July 2017.

On five previous court dates – 7 November, 28 November, 12 December, 16 January and 24 January – another 15 offenders were ordered to pay a combined total of £4,816.50. These were:

•        Shane Hayes, aged 26, of The Sidings in Dunton Green, Kent, who was ordered to pay a total of £718 for failing to answer a section 17 order relating to a cigarette dropped in Gravel Hill on 19 May 2017.  This case was heard on 24 January at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court.
•        Sherlon Patrick, of Station Approach Road in Coulsdon, who was ordered to pay a total of £664 for fly-tipping a bag of waste on the same road on 10 March 2017. This case was heard on 7 November at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.
•        Andrei Titan, of Grove Road in Thornton Heath, who was ordered to pay a total of £664 for fly-tipping black bag waste on a footpath off Sycamore Way on 7 March 2017. This case was heard on 7 November at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.
•        Natalie Walsh, of Tylecroft Road in Norbury, who was ordered to pay a total of £510 for fly-tipping two bags of household waste outside a neighbour’s property on 17 April 2017.  This case was heard on 7 November at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.
•        Toader Fodor, of Dovercourt Avenue in Thornton Heath, who was ordered to pay a total of £439.50 for littering a bag of beer cans on the pavement in Colliers Water Lane on 17 June 2017. This case was heard on 12 December at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.
•        Daniel Johnson, of Stonebridge Lodge in Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, who was ordered to pay a total of £439.50 for fly-tipping black bag waste in Brigstock Road on 11 June 2017.  This case was heard on 12 December at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.
•        Jerzy Karpinski, of Raymead Avenue in Thornton Heath, who was ordered to pay a total of £439.50 for dropping a cigarette in Colliers Water Lane on 17 June 2016. This case was heard on 12 December at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.
•        Jonathan Duncan, of St Saviour’s Road in Croydon, who was ordered to pay a total of £350 for fly-tipping waste on the same road on 20 May 2017. This case was heard on 28 November at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.
•        George Lawrence, of Fairview Road in Norbury, who was ordered to pay a total of £350 for fly-tipping waste in the same street on 2 May 2017. This case was heard on 28 November at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.
•        Marion Myers, of Taylor Close in Orpington, who was ordered to pay a total of £350 for littering a cigarette from a moving car on Gravel Hill on 2 May 2017 and failing to respond to a section 17 notice. This case was heard on 28 November at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.
•        Alexandru Chiciudean, aged 39, of London Road in Norbury, who was ordered to pay a total of £374 for littering a small black bag containing a drinks can onto Colliers Water Lane on 17 June 2017. This case was heard on 16 January at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.
•        Stephanie Reid, of Walton Green in Croydon, who was ordered to pay a total of £330 for fly-tipping a bag of rubbish behind Walton Green on 28 June 2017. This case was heard on 16 January at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.
•        Dorah Kebe, aged 26, of Aurelia Gardens in Croydon, who was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a total of £320 for littering two black bags of rubbish and a cardboard box in Aurelia Gardens on 7 June 2016. This case was heard on 24 January at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court.
•        Ms J B Saidi, of Whitehorse Road, who was ordered to pay a total of £180 for fly-tipping a black bag found with 10 other dumped bags in Whitehorse Road on 25 May. This case was heard on 28 November at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.
•        Ghassan Taleb Zorkot, of Zorkot Barbers in Church Road, South Norwood, who was ordered to pay a total of £100 for failing to produce a valid commercial waste licence on 24 May 2017. This case was heard on 28 November at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.

The council launched its Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride campaign in summer 2014, which combines getting local people to become community champions with enforcement against the worst offenders.  As well as prosecuting people in court, the council has also seized over 30 vehicles suspected of being used to store or dump fly-tipping, and signed up 345 community champions who lead litter picks.

“Given there had been zero fly-tipping or littering prosecutions when this administration took control four years ago, to now almost reach 200 since then reflects the great job done by our dedicated officers.

“Fly-tippers and litterers make our borough worse for everyone, which is why we will continue our Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride clampdown to both tackle offenders and encourage more people to join our 345 community street champions.”

Councillor Stuart Collins, deputy leader – Clean Green Croydon

2018-02-01T10:46:31+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Recent news|