Chilwell Woman Fined For Anti-Social Behaviour Offences

Chilwell Woman Fined For Anti-Social Behaviour Offences

23/01/20 - A woman from Chilwell was fined £500 after being found guilty of failing to comply with a Community Protection Notice. At Nottingham Magistrates Court earlier this week. She was also ordered to pay £780 prosecution costs and a victim surcharge of £50.

Property showing over grown hedges and waste on property

Sandra King, of 15 Pearson Avenue, Chilwell was found guilty at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 14 January 2020 for failing to comply with a Community Protection Notice which required her to clear the over-grown hedges and grass from the front and rear gardens of her property and to remove 2 abandoned and disused vehicles.

Complaints had been received by the Council since 2017 and despite numerous attempts to contact Ms King, she failed to respond to the Council or to engage in any efforts to try and resolve the situation. 

After a number of warnings the Council used powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act to issue a Community Protection Notice requiring her to clear the gardens. However, the Notice was also ignored.

At the hearing the Magistrates’ said that this was a deliberate failure on the part of Ms King to comply with the Community Protection Notice and that the matter had been on-going for a number of years. Ms King had clearly made no effort to tidy the gardens, in fact the back garden was so over-grown with hedges and weeds that there could not possibly be any way of exiting the back door.

The Magistrates’ imposed a fine of £500, awarded £780 in prosecution costs and a victim surcharge of £50. In addition the Magistrates’ made a Remedial Order which means that if Ms King still fails to clear the gardens, the Council can carry out the work and re-charge the cost to the defendant.

Chair of Planning Committee, Councillor David Watts said: “We want Broxtowe to be a clean and green place for all of our residents to enjoy living. We will work with residents to resolve issues but we won’t tolerate those who continually refuse to comply with the law.”

For more information, contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3067 or email legalservices@broxtowe.gov.uk


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