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Two men prosecuted for flytipping in Smallfield

Two local men have been successfully prosecuted for flytipping offences and fined a total of £1,845.

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On 22 October at Guildford Magistrates’ Court, Wayne Hammond of Churchill Road, Smallfield was convicted of flytipping a mattress. He was fined £450 and ordered to pay £45 to the victim support fund, plus the Council’s legal costs of £300.

The flytipping incident took place on 25 April this year on Dowlands Lane, Smallfield. A passing driver’s dashcam recorded Mr Hammond driving along the lane while holding an unsecured mattress to the roof of his car. An identical mattress was found dumped at a gate to Rough Beech Farm. The dashcam footage meant the car and its owner could be traced and contacted by the Council.

On 24 October at Guildford Magistrates’ Court, Joe Langham of Romani Way, Edenbridge was convicted of duty of care offences that failed to prevent a flytip. He was fined £500 and ordered to pay £50 to the victim support fund, plus the Council’s legal costs of £500.

A large flytip of building waste took place on Grants Lane, Limpsfield on 21 December 2017 and was reported by Limpsfield Councillor Phil Davies, who seized items from the scene which linked the building waste to two properties, one in Thames Ditton and another in Ealing. The builders who carried out the work on the two properties confirmed they had agreed to let Langham remove the waste.

Councillor Pat Cannon, Chair of the Community Services Committee, said: “The fines received by these two men demonstrate how seriously the Council and the courts take flytipping offences. The cases also illustrate the lengths to which our officers and councillors will go to make sure those who dispose of waste unlawfully don’t get away with it.”

To report flytipping in progress call Surrey Police on 999.

In other cases:
• Report it promptly online using the flytipping report form at www.tandridge.gov.uk.
• Call Tandridge District Council in confidence on 01883 722000.
• Call the Environment Agency on 0800 807060 if there is a serious pollution risk or a major incident.
• Report it to Surrey County Council at www.surreycc.gov.uk if the flytip is blocking a road.

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Snuggle up in style as Crawley Ice Rink launches new offers for parents and students

If you haven’t yet had a chance to get down to the Bigger and Better Crawley Ice Rink then now’s the time to do so with some fantastic new offers.

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The ice rink, located in Goffs Park, is already attracting a lot of attention and rightly so.

With it’s huge rink and cosy café it is perfect for all the family.

The new large rink can accommodate more skaters than ever before.

And now they have some fantastic offers for parents.

During off peak days it is half price for parent and toddlers (provided they can fit into a size 8 boot of course).

What’s more, there are penguin and panda aids that can be rented to help the little ones around the rink.

NOT ONLY THAT

But now students can get at the rink for only £4.75 at either the 12:30pm or the 1:45pm session (term time only) – but do remember to bring your student/college id with you.

And while the younger ones are out enjoying the ice, you can snuggle up in the café and choose one of their very scrumptious delights.

You can find out more information at their website by clicking here.

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