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Waste on Hamilton Street Published: Tuesday, 04th February 2020

We want Oldham to be a place where people are looking to live, work and visit.

That’s why we’ll take action against those who think they can get away with blighting the borough.

Recently we prosecuted the landowner of a site that had been become an eye sore for the local community.

Household waste, appliances, black bin bags and rubble were strewn across the piece of land on Hamilton Street.

We first contacted the owners, Hutch National Ltd, of Woodcock Court, Salford in March last year asking them to clear up the mess.

Unfortunately, that letter was ignored so we followed this up with three fixed penalty notices, all of which were not paid.

We then served a Community Protection Notice, which requires them by law, to clear the site of waste and secure the fencing so fly tippers could not dump their waste.

Due to the unpaid fines the company was summonsed to Tameside Magistrates’ Court on January 23.

No one from the firm appeared so the case was heard in their absence and they were fined £2,000, with £575 cost and a victim surcharge of £181 for failing to comply with the Community Protection Notice.

The site has since been cleared.

Councillor Ateeque Ur Rehman, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “We will not allow Oldham to be used as a dumping ground for rubbish.

“When we find evidence, action will be taken against those who think they can get away with it.”  

To report fly tipping email https://www.oldham.gov.uk/fly_tipping

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