A number of people have been taken to court by Carlisle City Council for fly-tipping and other environmental offences.
Carlisle City Council investigated a fly-tipping incident on the Scotby to Wetheral road and a woman was served a notice to attend an interview to assist officers with their investigation.
She failed to do so and was found guilty by Carlisle Magistrates Court. She was fined £660, with £408.45 costs and a £66 victim surcharge.
A man from Carlisle who failed to get his dog microchipped despite reminder letters being sent, was found guilty of the offence by the court and was fined £220, with costs of £374.10 costs and surcharge of £34.
A West Cumbrian woman, originally living in Carlisle was issued with a fixed penalty notice for fly-tipping at Sainsburys, failed to pay the fixed penalty.
The matter was referred to the magistrates court.
However, she failed to turn up at the court and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
The woman was brought to court and after pleading guilty to the offence and consideration given to her financial circumstances, she was fined £150, £85 costs and a £34 surcharge.
In addition to the court prosecutions, since the beginning of August:
- Six fixed penalty fines of £400 each have been served for fly-tipping in Carlisle
- 11 fixed penalty notices of £150 each for littering have been given out
- One fixed penalty notice of £100 for failing to pick up after a dog has been issued
Councillor Nigel Christian, portfolio holder for environment and transport at Carlisle City Council, said: “The court prosecutions serve as a reminder that Carlisle City Council will take action against those that fail to pay their fines, litter and fly-tip.
“We all want to keep Carlisle clean and live within a safe environment.”