CCTV being considered in fly-tipping crackdown in Colnbrook

From the Slough Observer:

A CCTV camera has been installed at a fly-tipping hotspot and plans to close off a section of the road are being investigated in the council’s crackdown on waste dumping in the wake of another prosecution.

Rajinder Jabbal, 57, director of the now-defunct JBL Construction Ltd, was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £1,815 costs for giving rubbish to an illegal waste carrier who dumped it in Prescott Road, Colnbrook.

Jabbal, of Grand Avenue, Surbiton, was sentenced at Slough Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, March 20, after admitting breaching his duty of care at an earlier hearing.

After carrying out renovation work at a property in Shepherd’s Bush, Jabbal gave a large amount of building waste including bricks, tiles wood and other paraphernalia to an unauthorised waster carrier – who has not yet been identified.

The rubbish was found dumped in Prescott Road, Colnbrook, on April 29, last year, and searched by community wardens who found letters addressed to the owner of the property in Shepherd’s Bush.

Enquiries led the council to Jabbal, who admitted giving the waste to a man without checking he was a licensed waste carrier.

The council spends more than £200,000 a year on fly-tipping clear-up costs.

A CCTV camera has been installed in Prescott Road and other options are being considered to help stop fly-tipping there.

Esther Deacon, community safety project officer, said: “Due to the ongoing problems with fly-tipping in Prescott Road, the public health risk and the associated costs of rubbish removal, we want to apply for a gating order to install two barriers and close off a section of the road to vehicles, although pedestrians would still have access.”

A 28-day consultation is required by law when applying for a gating order.

The council is also supporting the Sentencing Council of England and Wales’s call for tougher sentences for repeated fly-tipping, which could see large companies fined up to £2m for a major act of environmental damage.

A consultation on the proposals will run until June 6.

To report fly-tipping contact the neighbourhood enforcement team on 01753 875255 or email tip-off@slough.gov.uk

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