Litter louts face fines and costs totalling £1,320

South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) investigators have brought residents caught flytipping and littering to justice after fines and costs were handed out by magistrates.

Esta Jane Cable of Fox Hill Road, Guilden Morden, pleaded guilty to dumping black sacks containing domestic waste in a car park near to Pickering Wood nature reserve in Whaddon after correspondence revealing her identity was discovered by enforcement officers.

The court heard that during the investigation she gave a false name and denied the offence.

She was sentenced to a conditional discharge for six months and ordered to pay SCDC costs of £520 and a victim surcharge of £15.

In a second case, Maria Church of School Lane, Cambourne, failed to appear at court to answer a charge of failing to comply with a litter clearance notice issued in relation to a large amount of domestic waste stored on her land.

The case was heard in her absence with magistrates ruling a £400 fine.

She was also ordered to pay £400 SCDC costs and a victim surcharge of £40.

Cllr Mick Martin, SCDC cabinet member for environmental services, said: “We take fly tipping and littering very seriously; it blights our countryside and costs taxpayers’ thousands of pounds each year.

“We will make sure those responsible face the consequences of their actions and would urge people to step forward and report fly tipping and littering if they see it.“

If you see someone in the act of fly tipping please contact the police on 999.

To report waste that has been fly tipped, please contact Chris Bradley at SCDC on 03450 450063 or e-mail

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