Shailesh Vara MP – Ward Walkabout

20th January 2020

Shailesh Vara MP – Ward Walkabout

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After our recent success which resulted in a £300 fixed penalty being served on a fly tipper caught red-handed in Fletton, I called for an increase in the maximum fixed penalty fine our enforcement officers can serve on those caught fly tipping.

For larger fly tips offenders are prosecuted in court but for smaller offences where a fixed penalty is deemed suitable, the maximum fixed penalty of £400 doesn’t always even cover the cost of the clear up and this needs to change.

I contacted our MP Shailesh Vara and on Friday he accompanied me on a ward walkabout and we discussed my appeal for tougher fines.

I’m pleased to advise he has agreed to support my appeal and take it to government seeking an increase in the maximum fixed penalty from the current maximum £400 to £1000.