A landscape gardener from Spencers Wood has been fined more than £800 for fly-tipping offences dating back to July 2017.
Craig Jonathan Adams, 31 of Beckingham Place, Spencers Wood, was found guilty by magistrates of dumping waste, including a builder’s bag, a wooden pallet, a fence panel, and plywood, at Loddon Fields in Earley.
Adams admitted the offence, stating that he had asked his contractors to remove the items once work had been completed, but this was not done straight away due to heavy rainfall, and eventually forgotten about.
He was fined £666 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £66, and £150 costs.
Cllr Norman Jorgensen, executive member for environment, sports, environmental health, leisure and libraries, said: “There’s no excuse for fly-tipping. It is a blight on our landscape and poses a danger to wildlife. I would like to extend my thanks to the team for another successful prosecution.
“If you witness any waste being illegally dumped please call (0118) 974 6000, or 0800 212 111 outside of office hours.”