Eastbourne Borough Council has successfully prosecuted a local man who ignored warnings to stop piling up rubbish outside his home.
Shaun Manser was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay costs of £836.28 and a £100 victim surcharge.
Manser turned 9 Roselands Avenue in Eastbourne into a refuse tip with a collection of decaying bedding and other furniture, an old vehicle, wood offcuts and general waste.
Manser was sentenced at Hastings Magistrates Court and was told to clear all the waste within 14 days. If he fails to remove the rubbish the council will undertake the clearance and Manser will have to pay for the work done.
Councillor Jonathan Dow, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “This was a blot on the landscape. It caused a lot of anger and distress to neighbours and I fully support our officers taking the offending resident to court.
“I’ve no doubt the residents in Roselands Avenue and surrounding areas who have had to put up with this eyesore will be delighted with the action the council has taken.”
In summing up, the lead magistrate said that he ‘wouldn’t want to live next door’.
Councillor Dow added: “Our Neighbourhood First Team together with our environmental specialists won’t hesitate to tackle people who think they are above the law, spoiling a neighbourhood for everyone else.”
If any waste carriers or residents have concerns or need any further information regarding the disposal of waste please visit www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk
Published on 7 August, 2019