Seven in court after blitz on dirty neighbours in Burnley and Padiham

One of the dirty back yards, Oat Street, Padiham, which has been prosecuted by Burnley Council. (s)
One of the dirty back yards, Oat Street, Padiham, which has been prosecuted by Burnley Council. (s)

HOMEOWNERS refusing to sort out their dirty backyards are being made to clean up their acts.

Burnley Council brought seven people before Reedley magistrates as part of its pledge to tackle the unsightly problem resulting in a number of fines.

Coun. Neil Mottershead, the council’s Executive member for community safety, said: “Allowing your backyard to become a dumping ground is unacceptable. No-one should have to live next to a dirty backyard and people have to take responsibility for their property.

“The council will continue to prosecute the minority who spoil our communities, whether it’s fly-tipping, littering or not cleaning up after their dog.”

The following Burnley people appeared at Reedley Magistrates’ Court: Marie Tuppen (31), of Parkinson Street, fined £525 and ordered to pay £210 costs and £63.44 compensation; Sasha Mcdonald (22), of Hunslett Street, fined £525, costs £210, compensation £66.18; Steven Lumb (53), of Hobart Street, fined £525, costs £210, compensation £66.18; Zoe Knowles (23), of Branch Road, fined £525, costs £210, compensation £88.64; Gemma Jacques (29), of Piccadilly Road, fined £525, costs £210, compensation £63.44; Paula Toomey (40), of Reed Street, fined £525, costs £210, compensation £63.44.

Danielle Kitchen (21), of Oat Street, Padiham, fined £525, costs £210, compensation £63.44.