16/10/2020: Woodland fly-tipping incident leads to £240 fine

A group of young residents who left a tent, chairs and litter in Kenninghall Woods have been fined a collective £240 and required to write a letter of apology by Breckland Council for fly-tipping offences.

In late July, Kenninghall Parish Council reported a fly-tipping complaint against a group of unknown individuals who had taken part in a social gathering in Kenninghall Woods. The site had been left with a significant amount of litter, as well the remains of a fire pit.

Using footage on social media and information from local residents, Breckland Council's Enforcement Team were able to track down the driver of a car linked to the incident. After reaching out to the driver and carrying out an investigation, five individuals aged between 17 and 20, admitted responsibility for the littering incident.

After coming forward and cooperating with the investigation, the group have now been issued Fixed Penalty Notices for littering, with a collective value of £240. In addition to the fines, all five individuals have been ordered to write a letter of apology to the local body managing the woods, Kenninghall Lands Trust.

Cllr Gordon Bambridge, Breckland Council's Executive Member for Environmental Services and Public Protection, commented: "The Kenninghall Lands Trust and local community have done a fantastic job in creating a beautiful woodland area for residents to enjoy. It's incredibly disappointing that a small group of individuals carelessly littered in a much-loved area of conservation. I am glad the group came forward early on and worked with the Council to resolve this issue, I hope they will reflect on their actions while writing their letters of apology."

If you see fly tipping or littering within Breckland,please use the Breckland Report It page..

Last updated: 16/10/2020 13:10:02