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Thurrock Council names and shames litter louts

Basildon Magistrates Court

LITTER louts who spoil the borough and don’t pay their fine will still face a criminal record, Thurrock’s Portfolio Holder for Environment has warned.

Speaking after 25 more people were prosecuted for not paying their Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) – totalling £15,154 – on Monday 21 August and Monday 18 September at Basildon Magistrates Court, Cllr Aaron Watkins said there are more to come in order to tackle the blight of an untidy borough.

Since the council began extra efforts to enforce against environmental crime as part of clean it, cut it, fill it, 60 people have been prosecuted for non-payment of FPNs.

Cllr Watkins said: “We will relentlessly seek out those who spoil our borough. There will be no let-up in our bid to tackle this selfish behaviour.

“It’s simple, if you don’t want to be fined then use a bin. There is no excuse to throw litter on the floor.

“Through clean it, cut it, fill it, the council is working hard to keep the borough tidy. Those who stand in our way will feel the full force of the law.”

For more information on the clean it, cut it, fill it initiative please visit


On Monday 21 August, the following cases were heard:

Natalia Kaczmarek of Elm Road, Grays was fined £107
Isabell Hollington of Romford Road Aveley was fined £669
Emily Prout of Dent Close South Ockendon was fined £669
Barte Ruzencka of Buckles Lane, South Ockendon was fined £673
Darius Rudzinski of Essex Road, Grays was fined £669
David Barnard of Greenstead, Basildon was fined £673
Hasan Kurt of Leigh Road, Leigh on Sea was fined £673
Grazyna Wdowaik of Kiln Way, Grays was fined £673
Aaron McQuire of Prince Phillip Avenue, Grays was fined £230
Ann Herrington of Elgar Gardens, Tilbury was fined £713
Cynthia Wallace of Cromwell Road, Grays was fined £703
Jamie Riley of Orchard Road, South Ockendon was fined £703
Carlos De Costa of Bridge Road, Grays was fined £703

On Monday 18 September, the following cases were heard:

Jason Biurder of Brentwood Road, Chadwell St Mary was fined £608
Dorin Boca of Sewell Close, Chafford Hundred was fined £608
Alexandru Manole of High Street, Purfleet was fined £608
Ertan Mehmed of Orsett Road, Grays was fined £608
Vasile Ivra of Berkley Road, East Ham was fined £608
Michael Smith of Hobart Road, Tilbury was fined £608
Claudio Panero of Crest Avenue, Grays was fined £608
Olimpia Silko of Hogg Lane, Grays was fined £608
Florin Popa of Lamb Close, Tilbury was fined £608
Adekunle Osotad of Camberwell Road, Camberwell was fined £608
Alex Goron of Raphael Avenue, Tilbury was fined £608
Isabella Bisioc of Orsett Road, Grays was fined £608
Between December 2016 and September 2017:

total number of prosecutions – 60
total fines – £13,629
total costs – £17,741
total victim surcharge – £1,884
total – £33,254


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