Saturday, February 24, 2024

Swift justice for South Ockendon fly-tipper

A MAN who dumped rubbish in his own street has been fined by Thurrock Council.

One of the council’s environment enforcement officers spotted the rubbish on Rosemary Close, South Ockendon on Friday, 29 January, investigated it and took a photograph.

The cardboard box clearly had the name and address of Stefan Alecsandru Schiopu of Rosemary Close on it along with a delivery note and a payment confirmation.

A £50 fixed penalty notice was issued and has been paid by Mr Schiopu.

Cllr Jane Pothecary, Thurrock Council’s portfolio holder for public protection, said: “This just shows that your council takes fly-tipping and the borough’s environment very seriously indeed.

“Earlier this year we had a couple of successful prosecutions for major fly-tipping incidents, but smaller instances such as this are also something we need to combat and stop.

“People should have pride in where they live. This sort of behaviour is not acceptable and we will take action where we can.”

People can quickly report incidents like this at any time by using Thurrock Council’s free Report It smartphone app, which can be downloaded from, by going online to or by calling 01375 652 955 during office hours.


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