Didn't pay your fine? Fine – see you in court

Last updated: 30/06/2017 16:08:24

litter court fines

People who have been littering the streets of Walsall and refusing to pay their fines have found out the hard way that it can work out to be rather expensive.

On Thursday 15 June, Wolverhampton Magistrates Court were due to hear 19 cases of people who had not paid their fixed penalty notices. Three of the cases were withdrawn before being heard as the offenders had finally paid up.

However, sixteen people still hadn’t paid and most will now have to pay a lot more than the original £80 fine. Fifteen of the cases were heard in the absence of the defendants and they now face an increased fine of £220. The remaining defendant entered a guilty plea by post and so the level of the fine was not increased. They will now each have to pay court costs of £162 and a victim surcharge of £30.

Councillor Chris Jones, Portfolio Holder for Clean and Green said:

“Make no mistake about it, if you drop litter you may end up with a fixed penalty notice (FPN). And if you don’t pay your FPN, we’ll see you in court and the chances are you’ll end up paying a lot more.”

“Litter and fly tipping are a blight on our streets and public open spaces. Residents who dispose of their waste responsibly are fed up with those who don’t and look to us to do something about it; that’s precisely what we’re doing.”

“These litterbugs now have 28 days to pay up and if they don’t the court will consider taking enforcement proceedings to recover this money if it is not paid within this period.”

 

Name

Resident of

Location of offence

Brett Brown  

Willenhall

High Street, Bloxwich

Maria Dukanovic      

 

North Walsall

Market Place, Walsall               

Stephen Huxley            

 

Caldmore, Walsall

Townend Street, Walsall 

Courtney Holden 

Bentley, Walsall

Park Street, Walsall                 

Gabrielle Popescu  

Walsall

Park Street, Walsall     

Christopher Pyke          

Walsall

Park Street, Walsall    

Charlotte Roseblade     

 

Beechdale, Walsall

Park Street, Walsall   

Damian Tyler    

Blackpool, Lancashire

Park Street, Walsall    

Bela Balogh                 

Chuckery, Walsall

Park Street, Walsall    

Nicola Cornforth

Bentley, Walsall

The Bridge, Walsall

Stacey Holmes 

North Walsall

St. Pauls Street, Walsall

Soraya Hodgetts          

Moseley, Birmingham

Hatherton Road, Walsall

Martin Kuman

Chuckery, Walsall

Bridge Street, Walsall 

Jason Millership 

Willenhall

The Bridge, Walsall

Megan Smith      

Beechdale, Walsall

Park Street, Walsall    

Maria Till   

Willenhall

Bradford Street. Walsall 

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