Orpington woman must pay almost £600 after dumping wood in St Paul's Cray car park

News Shopper: Kirsty Clarke drives away from the scene after dumping the wood Kirsty Clarke drives away from the scene after dumping the wood

An Orpington woman has been ordered to pay £578 after dumping a large amount of wood in a St Paul's Cray car park.

Kirsty Clarke, aged 32, of Swallowtail Close, pleaded guilty at Bromley Magistrates' Court to one charge of unlawfully depositing controlled waste.

Clarke was caught on CCTV on September 4 last year depositing wood from her car onto the ground near to bins in Cotmandene Crescent car park.

She ignored warnings displayed on signs, one of which gave clear details of the green garden waste collection site, which operates at weekends only.

The sign said waste must be compostable garden waste left only during site opening times when the lorry is present.

A second sign said: ‘No dumping or tipping waste, including green waste - fine £50,000 or 5 years imprisonment’, while a further notice warned: ‘you dump, we fine’ and again gave the penalty for not complying.

Bromley Council’s environmental services department took action through the courts as the waste was not only dumped on the ground outside the designated opening time, but was also not compostable green waste.

Councillor Colin Smith said: We want to make sure that neighbourhoods are not spoilt by those who choose to ignore the rules.

"Law abiding citizens should not have to put up with mess made by those who refuse to do the right thing, or be expected to pay through their Council tax for clearing it up."

Clarke was fined £100 plus £20 victim surcharge and ordered to pay £458 costs to the council.

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5:42pm Tue 11 Mar 14

white rabbit9 says...

Should of dumped it in the woods, some people never learn.
Should of dumped it in the woods, some people never learn. white rabbit9
  • Score: 13

6:48pm Tue 11 Mar 14

R_U_Serious says...

Should HAVE!
Some people never learn.....
Should HAVE! Some people never learn..... R_U_Serious
  • Score: -34

7:11pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Got to be a first, the dumb cow drives from Star Lane ( well very near ) to Cotmandene to dump her crap. Then get nicked £578 for the privilege

Not the sharpest tool in the box are you Clarkie.
Got to be a first, the dumb cow drives from Star Lane ( well very near ) to Cotmandene to dump her crap. Then get nicked £578 for the privilege Not the sharpest tool in the box are you Clarkie. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -19

7:37pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Brook says...

Should of been fined £5000 and had car taken. Too lazy to drive to the tip
These people costs us £1000's for the Council to clear their rubbish
Should of been fined £5000 and had car taken. Too lazy to drive to the tip These people costs us £1000's for the Council to clear their rubbish Brook
  • Score: 21

9:07pm Tue 11 Mar 14

reasonable75 says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Got to be a first, the dumb cow drives from Star Lane ( well very near ) to Cotmandene to dump her crap. Then get nicked £578 for the privilege

Not the sharpest tool in the box are you Clarkie.
Search Star Lane on Google Earth - and one end, near the woods, you can see all the dumped fridges, cars etc

Wonder why she didn't add the wood to the heap
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Got to be a first, the dumb cow drives from Star Lane ( well very near ) to Cotmandene to dump her crap. Then get nicked £578 for the privilege Not the sharpest tool in the box are you Clarkie.[/p][/quote]Search Star Lane on Google Earth - and one end, near the woods, you can see all the dumped fridges, cars etc Wonder why she didn't add the wood to the heap reasonable75
  • Score: 21

9:15pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Gypo.Joe says...

reasonable75 wrote:
Gypo.Joe wrote:
Got to be a first, the dumb cow drives from Star Lane ( well very near ) to Cotmandene to dump her crap. Then get nicked £578 for the privilege

Not the sharpest tool in the box are you Clarkie.
Search Star Lane on Google Earth - and one end, near the woods, you can see all the dumped fridges, cars etc

Wonder why she didn't add the wood to the heap
Never sh1t on ya own doorstep mentality.

Shame we aint got a photo of the moron.
[quote][p][bold]reasonable75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Got to be a first, the dumb cow drives from Star Lane ( well very near ) to Cotmandene to dump her crap. Then get nicked £578 for the privilege Not the sharpest tool in the box are you Clarkie.[/p][/quote]Search Star Lane on Google Earth - and one end, near the woods, you can see all the dumped fridges, cars etc Wonder why she didn't add the wood to the heap[/p][/quote]Never sh1t on ya own doorstep mentality. Shame we aint got a photo of the moron. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -22

11:59pm Tue 11 Mar 14

reasonable75 says...

Shame the CCTV is blurred
Shame the CCTV is blurred reasonable75
  • Score: 6

8:57am Wed 12 Mar 14

Dr. Nick says...

Travelers can't be blamed for this one...
(bring on those 'negs')
Travelers can't be blamed for this one... (bring on those 'negs') Dr. Nick
  • Score: -15

9:45am Wed 12 Mar 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Dr Nick I'll give you a neg if you give me one too. Fairs fair.

Think of it like I'll show you mine if you show me your'n.

;)
Dr Nick I'll give you a neg if you give me one too. Fairs fair. Think of it like I'll show you mine if you show me your'n. ;) Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -16

10:29am Wed 12 Mar 14

Gypo.Joe says...

reasonable75 wrote:
Shame the CCTV is blurred
She's wearing a balaclava, I hears that wots they doos when they don't wanna be recognizid.
[quote][p][bold]reasonable75[/bold] wrote: Shame the CCTV is blurred[/p][/quote]She's wearing a balaclava, I hears that wots they doos when they don't wanna be recognizid. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -18

10:45am Wed 12 Mar 14

ความจริง says...

Should've dumped it up Star Lane with the rest of the rubbish........
Should've dumped it up Star Lane with the rest of the rubbish........ ความจริง
  • Score: -13

4:08pm Wed 12 Mar 14

reasonable75 says...

ความจร
wrote:
Should've dumped it up Star Lane with the rest of the rubbish........
Like Joe said

Never sh1t on ya own doorstep mentality.
[quote][p][bold]ความจร ง[/bold] wrote: Should've dumped it up Star Lane with the rest of the rubbish........[/p][/quote]Like Joe said Never sh1t on ya own doorstep mentality. reasonable75
  • Score: 2

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