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Michelle Camwell, of Beaufoy Terrace, Dover, fined for leaving rubbish in an alleyway in district council prosecution

By Sam Lennon

A woman has had to pay more than £1,000 in fines and costs after repeatedly leaving rubbish in an alleyway.

Michelle Camwell, of Beaufoy Terrace, Dover, was found guilty in her absence of five offences of failing to comply with a Community Protection Notice.

The case, brought by Dover District Council, was heard at Canterbury Magistrates Court on Monday last week Sep 10.

Waste left in the alleyway on March 8 this year. Picture: Dover District Council
Waste left in the alleyway on March 8 this year. Picture: Dover District Council

Camwell, 46, was fined a total of £880, with a £44 victim surcharge, and was ordered to pay £150 costs.

On August 7 last year the council's Environmental Crime Team received a complaint about waste in an alleyway adjoining her home.

After several further incidents of waste building up in the walkway a CPN was served telling Camwell to remove the waste, and for it to be kept clear in future.

On November 3 last year, an officer visited and found the waste had been removed.

But six months ago, on March 8, DDC received a complaint of a further accumulation of waste in the alleyway.

An environmental enforcement officer visited and a fixed penalty notice was handed out for breach of the CPN.

No payment was received for the penalty.

Further visits took place on March 24, April 9, May 4 and June 7, when the officer saw waste accumulations present, and the matter was taken to court.

The council's pursuit of dumpers and litterbugs is part of its Don't Dump in Dover District campaign.

In the same court session a woman was ordered to pay a total £327 for dropping a cigarette end and not paying a penalty for that.

On February 21 this year a council officer saw a cigarette end dropped from a car at Honeywood Parkway in Whitfield.

A fixed penalty notice was given but not paid so the council took the case to court.

Georgina Ramsey, 47, of Wesbury Road, Dover, pleaded guilty by post to an offence of littering.

She was fined £147 and made to pay a £30 victim surcharge and ordered to pay £150 costs.

Smokers were fined for discarding ther cigarettes as litter. Library picture
Smokers were fined for discarding ther cigarettes as litter. Library picture

There were 22 successful prosecutions for littering at the same court the next day, nearly all for dropping cigarette ends

Four people had to pay fines and costs after failing to pay their FPNs. They each pleaded guilty by post to littering.

Firas Alfarisi, 48, of Alberta Close, Dover was fined £147 and ordered to pay costs of £150 with a victim surcharge of £30, a total of £327, for discarding a drinks can.

The other three were stung after dropping cigarettes.

Charlotte Crompton, 43, of Lowther Road, Dover, was fined £130 and ordered to pay costs of £150 with a victim surcharge of £30, a total of £310.

Mary Anne Holyer, 28, of Leivers Road, Deal and Joanne Carden, 31, of Clarendon Place, Dover, had to pay identical sums.

These were fines of £110,, costs of £150 and victim surcharges of £30, a total of £290.

The council says that Jane Gasking of West Hythe Road, Hythe, refused to give her details and drove off after being witnessed discarding a cigarette end.

She was later identified and taken to court.wheres he pleaded guilty by post .

She was fined £147 and ordered to pay costs of £150 with a victim surcharge of £30, a total of £327.

Phillip Swanborough, 25, of Upper Street, Tilmanstone failed to pay an FPN after discarding a cigarette end. He attended court, pleaded guilty, and was fined £110 and ordered to pay costs of £150 with a victim surcharge of £30. This is a total of £290.

The following 16 people failed to pay FPNs after being witnessed discarding cigarette ends, and were taken to court.

None attended court but were found guilty in their absence of littering. They each had to pay £400,from a £220 fine, costs of £150 an victim surcharges of £30.

Those from Dover were Robert Hall, 43, of Marlborough Road: Zlatica Horvathova, 34, of Tower Hamlets Road: Joanne Matthews, 42, of Hillside Road: Theresa Stannard, 39, of Folkestone Road:

Jolana Hamzova, 43, of South Road: Jessica Anne-Moloney, 21, of Eastbrook Place: Patrik Petrzilek, 21, of Clarendon Road: Karolina Miskiewicz, 27, of Dickson Road: Bradley Copper, 20, of Heathfield Avenue: Christian Brandt, 22, of Russell Street, and Samantha Crompton, 26, of Lowther Road:

Two came from Deal, Claire Louise Crago, 42, of Diana Gardens and Mark Petts, 48, of Cowdray Square.

The remaining three were Christine Shaw, 54, of Ewell Minnis, Luke Jones, 31, of Calgary Crescent, Folkestone, and Merlique Joseph, 22, of Saltram Crescent, of West Kilburn, West London.

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