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Couple prosecuted after litter accumulations

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Published: 16/04/2013

Mr and Mrs Ballard of Hanham Road, Kingswood were fined £500 each with a £50 victim surcharge following a successful prosecution by South Gloucestershire Council. The council was also awarded full costs.

Neither Mr or Mrs Ballard appeared in court, so the case on Monday 8 April was heard in their absence.

The couple had become well known to the council’s street cleansing team after causing a number of problems with accumulations of rubbish at each property they have lived at. The prosecution came after they were issued with a Litter Clearing Notice to tidy up the parking area at their current property, which they failed to comply with.

Alison Richards, Street Cleansing Coordinator at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “This is a great result for us. The convicted couple have been causing problems for a very long time, and have been a real nuisance to their neighbours and local communities. Hopefully this prosecution will send a clear message that we will not tolerate this type of behaviour in South Gloucestershire.”

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