Broken cloud


13°C | 5°C



12°C | 8°C

Light rain


13°C | 7°C

Home   Medway   News   Article

Gillingham man Peter Loveday appears before Medway magistrates for blocking drain

21 May 2014
by Medway Messenger reporter

A man must pay £360 after blocking a drain with cement. 

Peter Loveday, of Eastcourt Lane, washed out a cement mixer and emptied the contents into a drain in Gillingham Road on November 8, last year.  No water could pass down the gully as a result.

Drain cover

Drain cover

Medway Council officers were on duty that day when they came across the blocked drain. They spotted a cement mixer near by and approached Loveday who was using the machine.

The 62-year-old appeared at Medway Magistrates Court on Tuesday, May, 6, where he pleaded guilty to incorrect disposal of controlled waste.

He did state however, that it was a weak mix of cement that he disposed of. 

He was fined £250 as well as £85 costs and a £25 victim surcharge.

Cllr Peter Hicks, in charge of community safety, said: “In this case the man caused considerable damage to the drain and completely blocked it.

"His actions could have resulted in flooding as it was around November time when we were experiencing very bad weather.

"This is unacceptable behaviour and anyone caught disposing of controlled waste in this way will be prosecuted.

“The council spends £166,000 a year cleaning highway drains and incidents like this add to this large sum.”



Click here for more news from Medway.

Click here for more news from around the county.


Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email or call 01634 227989.