£24k of fly-tipping fines in Peterborough unpaid after a month

More than half of fly-tipping fines in Peterborough were unpaid after a month of being issued.

Tuesday, 13th July 2021, 4:55 am

Figures show that of 100 fines issued by the city council in 2020/21, just 40 (£16,000) were paid up within 30 days.

The other 60 (£24,000) had to be chased up.

However, the council insisted that all fines have been paid in full.

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Fly-tipping in Peterborough
Fly-tipping in Peterborough

A spokesperson said: “Fines do not remain unpaid. Individuals are pursued for payments repeatedly and the issue is progressed to court if/where necessary.”

In total, the council dealt with 10,290 fly-tipping cases in 2020/21, with collection costs reaching nearly £157,000.

Five individuals and businesses were said to be prosecuted over this period, delivering £1,790 in compensation and nearly £2,000 more in revenue.