Stockport Woman Fined for Dumped Rubbish in Cheadle

A Stockport woman has been fined £100 for fly tipped waste dumped in woodland in Cheadle

Olivia Corris, 20, of Jennings Street, Edgeley, was also ordered to pay a contribution to the local authority’s legal costs costs of £200 and pay a victim surcharge of £20.

 

On April 12 last year, Stockport Council received a complaint about fly-tipped domestic waste on a woodland area on Tenement Lane in Cheadle.

The waste consisted of an old vacuum cleaner, chair, carpet and bags of domestic waste. Evidence was found relating to Ms Corris at a previous address in Edgeley.

Council Enforcement Officers confirmed that Ms Corris had lived at the address at the time of the fly-tipping and a letter invited her to attend an interview under caution.

Corris failed to respond to the letter or attend the interview. A second letter was hand delivered to Ms Corris to attend but once again she did not respond, leaving the council no alternative but to instigate the legal action.

She told magistrates that she left the property immediately after the date the fly-tipping incident had occurred and was unaware of court action until a summons to attend court was issued.

Corris said that she had been clearing out waste and was approached by an unknown man with a van who offered to take the waste away. She denied depositing the waste herself but could not provide details of whom the waste was passed to.