Fly-tipping in Horsham District leads to £500 bill for Crawley man

Horsham District Council has worked in partnership with Sussex Police to successfully convict a Crawley man for fly-tipping items of waste in the Horsham District.
Mr Simon Paul Thompson attended Crawley Magistrates Court on 16 May 2018 for failing to comply with duties under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Mr Thompson pleaded guilty to the offence of illegally fly-tipping items of waste at Holmbush Farm, Faygate, Horsham.
Mr Thompson was fined £55 for the offence and a £32 Victim Surcharge was imposed. He was also ordered to pay a contribution of £500 costs to the Council.
Welcoming the conviction, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Waste and Recycling, Cllr Philip Circus, said: “The District Council has a zero tolerance approach to environmental crime, such as fly-tipping, and as this successful conviction proves, we will actively pursue offenders and prosecute them accordingly.
“Clearing up after fly-tippers alone, costs the council some £80,000 a year.
“This particular case represents our commitment to tackling this practice and sends out a clear message to those who act illegally.
“We openly encourage the general public to report any instances to us so that our enforcement team can investigate them.”
If you wish to report an instance of fly-tipping please contact Horsham District Council on 01403 733144 or visit

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