Restaurateur prosecuted in city crackdown on littering

A RESTAURATEUR is among those to have been prosecuted by Sheffield Council in a crackdown on littering.

Kahalid Tabani, from the Hestia restaurant in Northfield Road, Crookes, pleaded guilty to an offence of failing to produce documents relating to the disposal of waste.

The 56-year-old was conditionally discharged for 12 months, and also ordered to pay costs of £100 plus a surcharge of £15.

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Those hauled before the courts also include Jasim Rashid, of Exeter Drive in Sheffield, who pleaded guilty to fly tipping.

Magistrates heard that the 47-year-old had taken three black bags of household waste from an address on Fay Crescent and dumped them in a vacant social club car park in Darnall Road.

He was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a surcharge of £15.

A number of people caught dropping litter by council environmental enforcement officers were also taken to court, after failing to pay a fixed penalty charge.

Kevin Deards, 40, of Westcarr Road in Retford; Victor Mettan, 24, of Doncaster Road in Barnsley; Trevor Mains, 36, of Chesterfield Road in Staveley; Jaqueline Green, 50, of Outholme Lane in Tetney, Grimsby; and James Mayall, 20, of Red Lane, Sheffield were all fined £75 by magistrates.

They were also ordered to pay a further £75 in court costs, plus a £20 victim surcharge.

Meanwhile, 22-year-old Vincent Hunt, of Hazelwood Hill in Belper, was given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay £25 in costs, as well as a £15 surcharge.

In total, the fines, costs and surcharge amounted to £890.

Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for environment, recycling and streetscene, Coun Jack Scott, said: “We are really pleased that the court has recognised the damage that littering and fly tipping does in our city, and that those who spoil it should be punished.

“These results are the result of the tough action we are taking. We are keeping up this pressure.”

He added: “We need businesses in Sheffield to make sure they follow the rules about waste so that they can show they disposed of their waste responsibly.”

In Sheffield, those caught dropping litter are given a fixed penalty of £75, or £50 if the fine is paid within 10 days.