Rubbish piles cleared at last after council prosecution

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Pictured above: Roselands Avenue before it was cleared

An Eastbourne Borough Council prosecution has resulted in the successful removal of heaps of rubbish outside two houses as well as an untaxed van that was blocking road access.

Shaun Manser was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £836.28 and a £100 victim surcharge, following a prosecution brought by the council this summer.

Magistrates heard he had turned his property, 9 Roselands Avenue in Eastbourne, into a refuse tip and ignored warnings to clear it.

As part of his sentence, Manser was told to dispose of the waste there as well as more rubbish outside another of his houses, in Seabeach Lane, including an untaxed van that was stopping other vehicles from accessing the road.

Councillor Jonathan Dow, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “I am pleased that both areas are now clear, particularly so for the neighbours and nearby businesses who were inconvenienced and had to endure living next to these eyesores.

“If people selfishly spoil the local surroundings to the detriment of others, our Neighbourhood First team and environmental specialists will take decisive action to get it cleaned up.”

Published on 24 September, 2019