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Four figure fine for Spalding man whose waste was fly-tipped

A Spalding man has been fined over a thousand pounds after waste from his home was fly-tipped when he paid for it to be removed, as South Holland District Council continues its campaign to tackle tippers in the district.

Robert Feodor of Teagans Close was identified by the Council after evidence of his details was found among the fly-tipped waste. The case was heard at Boston Magistrates Court on Tuesday 6 August, where in his absence Mr Feodor was charged under the Environmental Protection Act for failing in his duty of care when disposing of domestic waste.

The fly-tip, which occurred in a ditch on Dozen's Bank in Pode Hole, consisted of 12 refuse bags of domestic waste, a divan bed and mattress and a flat-screen TV. When questioned Mr Feodor admitted that the waste belonged to him, with the exception of the TV, and claimed that he had paid an indiviudal to remove the items but had not checked if they had a valid waste carrier license and could not provide their name or details.

He was found guilty by Magistrates, who handed him a fine of £500, alongside costs of £585.12 for investigation and clean-up and a victim surcharge of £50. The total amount payable was £1,135.12.

Cllr Roger Gambba-Jones, South Holland District Council portfolio holder for place, said: "Fly-tipping is a crime which we will not tolerate in South Holland. Whether you are the person or business dumping the waste, or if you are just looking to cut corners and save a few pounds by using an individual who cannot produce a waste carrier license, you are at risk of being caught, prosecuted and presented with a fine that will cost much more than you ever stood to save.

"Our Enforcement Officers work hard to tackle this important issue and bring the offenders to justice, and results such as this send an important message that we will continue to take action and not let people get away with blighting our towns, villages and countryside."

Fly-tipping can be reported through South Holland District Council's website, along with other environmental and anti-social behaviour issues, by visiting www.sholland.gov.uk/reportit.

Fowler Welch and FareShare celebrate three years and three million meals
Logistics and supply chain expert Fowler Welch has hit a major milestone with its charity partner of three years: redistributing enough surplus food to provide 3 million meals to vulnerable people.
The business joined forces with the FareShare charity three years ago, when several Fowler Welch customers voiced concerns about how best to deal with surplus product. They were keen to redistribute surplus food and thus reduce food waste but struggling with the logistics involved in finding a sustainable solution.
Fowler Welch combined its expertise with FareShare’s efforts to redistribute good quality, in-date surplus food to almost 10,000 charities across the UK including domestic violence refuges, breakfast clubs, hospices and food banks.
The team developed a system that enables food customers to add surplus stock onto their usual collections, reducing waste without creating extra work and in doing so delivering a simple, cost-free way to support FareShare.
Originally launched on the South Coast, but expanded in 2018 to cover suppliers from the Spalding area, the Fowler Welch/FareShare collaboration means customers can donate their surplus food to people who need it most.
Fowler Welch is currently working with 40 suppliers to support the scheme, which in turn has now delivered more than 3 million meals to vulnerable people.
Since the partnership began, the relationship has developed to provide other services that benefit the charity, such as staff volunteering days.
The Fowler Welch network is also used to provide transport solutions between major retailers and FareShare hubs, while the site at Heywood has been used to store and distribute stock donated as part of the annual Tesco Christmas Food Drive campaign.
Lindsay Boswell, CEO FareShare, said: “Working with Fowler Welch has presented a huge opportunity for FareShare to increase the volumes of food we send to the people who need it most. They recognised that food waste was a growing concern among their customers and provided a solution through FareShare that benefits both their suppliers and the thousands of charities and community groups FareShare supports.
“We’re proud of our partnership with Fowler Welch and thank them for helping us unlock a huge amount of fresh, nutritious food for frontline charities around the UK.”


said: "Fly-tipping is a crime which we will not tolerate in South Holland. Whether you are the person or business dumping the waste, or if you are just looking to cut corners and save a few pounds by using an individual who cannot produce a waste carrier license, you are at risk of being caught, prosecuted and presented with a fine that will cost much more than you ever stood to save.

"Our Enforcement Officers work hard to tackle this important issue and bring the offenders to justice, and results such as this send an important message that we will continue to take action and not let people get away with blighting our towns, villages and countryside."

Fly-tipping can be reported through South Holland District Council's website, along with other environmental and anti-social behaviour issues, by visiting www.sholland.gov.uk/reportit.