West Indian restaurant in Harlesden named and shamed as fly-tipper
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A West Indian restaurant in Harlesden has been named and shamed as the latest fly-tippers to be successfully prosecuted by Brent Council.
Workers at Jamaica Jerk Chicken in Craven Park Road, admitted dumping 10 black bags filled with waste food, drink cartons and cans and litter opposite the eatery.
An investigation by officers from Brent Council’s Environmental Crime Prevention Team traced the black bags to the restaurant.
The restaurant pleaded guilty at Willesden Magistrates Court to an offence of fly-tipping under section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 regarding the incident last June.
It was sentenced to a conditional discharge for 12 months, ordered to pay prosecution costs of £1,000 and a victim surcharge of £20.
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Cllr Roxanne Mashari, Brent Council’s lead member for environment and neighbourhoods, is leading the hunt to find fly-tippers and publicly name them.
She said: “Once again this prosecution is a warning to other businesses and traders that they cannot fly-tip rubbish on our streets and that they are responsible for their employees’ behaviour.
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“We will have no hesitation in naming and shaming offenders as a deterrent to others.”
In separate court cases a Chinese restaurant and butchers in Wembley have been successful prosecuted after they were unable to prove they had private arrangements in place to have their waste collect as required by law.
Yah Suh Nice Ltd in Malvern Road, Kilburn, and Abdullah Halal Meat in Watford Road, Wembley, were both convicted of failing to produce waste transfer notes under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Both have been fined and ordered to pay prosecution costs and a victim’s surcharge.