Ystrad Mynach man prosecuted for dropping litter
An Ystrad Mynach man has been ordered to pay a total of £185 after he was prosecuted for littering.
David Hooper, of Heol Brynteg, was issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75 by council officials when he dropped litter in Ystrad Mynach on March 19 this year.
Because of non-payment of the fine, the matter was pursued through the courts by Caerphilly County Borough Council.
At a hearing at Caerphilly Magistrates’ Court on October 11, which Hooper did not attend, a guilty plea was entered and Hooper was ordered to pay an £85 fine, £85 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
Cllr Dave Poole, cabinet member responsible for community and leisure services, said: “I am pleased to hear that we have successfully prosecuted another person who showed such disregard towards their surrounding environment. Littering is unacceptable and the small minority of people who refuse to responsibly dispose of their waste will receive a fixed penalty notice of £75.
“If a person fails to pay their fixed penalty notice, the council will always pursue the matter through the courts.”Follow @CaerphillyObsvr