Great Yarmouth Borough Council secures successful prosecution for littering
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is reminding residents of the consequences of littering after securing another successful prosecution for a littering offence.
Liam Frosdick, placed a bag of waste beside a locked commercial wheelie bin belonging to Broadland Rugby Club, on June 29, 2020.
A member of the public looked in the bag and found paperwork with Mr Frosdick's name and address on, which he photographed and reported to the Environmental Rangers for investigation.
Mr Frosdick of Symonds Avenue, Ormesby St Margaret, received a visit from a Ranger and admitted under caution to leaving the bag of litter. After being issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice which he failed to pay, he was prosecuted.
Mr Frosdick pleaded guilty to littering and was fined £80 and told to pay £100 costs plus a £34 victim surcharge.
The Environmental Services department in Great Yarmouth has one of the best records for enforcement on environmental crimes in the whole of Norfolk. The Environmental Rangers investigate incidents, follows-up tip-offs and appeals for public information to help target those who blight the environment.
Cllr Penny Carpenter, chairman of the environmental committee, said: "I would personally like to thank the member of the public who took the initiative to photograph the litter and report it to our Rangers.
"No one likes to observe deliberate littering, as crimes of the environmental nature contaminate our communities. The Rangers work hard to identify offenders and bring prosecutions, where there is enough evidence.
"However, the Rangers cannot be everywhere at once, therefore they rely on other evidence, including public tip-offs as we saw in this case, to help target the right individuals. All approaches will be treated in confidence."
Anyone who witnesses an environmental crime in the borough or has information that may help to identify an offender should contact the Environmental Rangers and provide as much information as possible, such as the location and time of offence, what occurred, the description or address of the offender(s), and the registration number of any vehicle involved. The quickest way to report is to download the Love Clean Streets App, or you can call 01493 846478.