A litterer who was seen by a Bedford Borough
Council Enforcement Officer throwing litter out of his car window
has been found guilty of littering offences and consequently fined.
Mr Mieczyslaw Gil of Clapham Road, Bedford, was seen dropping and
leaving a cigarette butt in Bedford in town, which is Contrary to
Section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
DVLA enquiries made by Council officers
confirmed the vehicle seen was registered to Mr Gil. Furthermore,
subsequent checks made of council records found that Mr Gil had
previously been prosecuted by Bedford Borough Council for littering
in a separate case in April 2013.
On being convicted at Luton Magistrates Court
on Friday 10 April 2015, Gil; who failed to attend, was fined £200
and ordered to pay both a £20 victim surcharge and £340 towards
A Bedford Borough Council spokesperson said
“This case is particularly disappointing, as Mr Gil had previously
been cautioned and then prosecuted for littering in Bedford town.
Bedford Borough Council seeks to educate people about littering and
instil a sense of pride in our Borough so that litter is not left
on our streets.
The fact that Mr Gil showed such little
remorse about littering and even continued to do so after a
previous conviction demonstrates that his prosecution and
consequent fine were absolutely warranted”.
Bedford Borough Council is committed to
tackling environmental offences that negatively affect our Borough
such as fly-tipping (dumping), littering, dog fouling, graffiti and
flyposting as part of the borough wide ‘Why Would You?’
To report an environmental crime being
committed and wish to report it, you can do so by visiting
‘Enviro Crime’, by
or calling the Environmental Services Helpdesk on 01234