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Local businessman ordered to pay up for fly tipping

Florin Banica, a Director of Magnolia Shop Ltd has been ordered to pay over £1,500 for fly tipping rubbish in Astwood.

Banica, pleaded guilty to dumping waste from his business in Astwood at Milton Keynes Magistrates on Friday 3 December 2021.

The Court heard that in early April 2021, the residents of Astwood took part in a community spring clean of the village. During the clean up a large amount of rotting food waste, furniture and boxes were found in a ditch.

Paperwork relating to Banica, and his business were found within the waste. The crime was reported to the Environmental Crime Unit at Milton Keynes Council and was subsequently investigated.

Throughout the investigation Banica failed to co-operate and was summonsed to appear before Magistrates, where he accepted that the waste had been dumped by his staff.

He was fined £756, ordered to pay a £75 victim surcharge in addition to all the Council’s investigation and legal fees of £676.39.

Cllr Lauren Townsend, Cabinet Member for the Public Realm said, “I want say a big thank you to everyone in our communities who go above and beyond to help keep Milton Keynes clean and safe.”

“We will take action against those who dump waste and try to undo all that hard work. The courts take these crimes seriously and will issue fines, showing businesses that this is not a cheap option for waste disposal.”


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