Shop owners eat humble pie with fly-tipping fine

A cake and pastry shop in West Ealing has been slapped with a substantial fine after a council investigation revealed staff were fly-tipping waste.

Shop fined for fly-tipping

In Ealing Magistrates Court on Thursday, 8 September, the owners of Tavaso Limited of 201 Uxbridge Road, West Ealing pleaded guilty to six offences that took place on six consecutive nights in March 2011.

The company was charged with failing in its duty of care after members of staff were filmed on CCTV leaving the premises carrying cardboard and bags of waste and leaving it on the pavement outside the shop next door. The business was fined £810 for the offences and ordered to pay £200 costs along with a victim surcharge of £15, amounting to £1,025 in total.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said: “Fly-tipping is completely unacceptable and a blight upon our borough’s streets. This case really takes the biscuit, as this company has shown a disregard for the laws about proper waste disposal and I hope this fine will show them and others who might consider fly-tipping that the council will not tolerate this behaviour.”

Fly-tipping cases can be reported via the 24-hour Grimebusters line on 020 8825 8825.