Fine and community warning issued to bonfire offender
December 6, 2018
A Cramlington resident has been served with a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) by the Council’s Environmental Enforcement Team, for a fly tipping offence which related to an unauthorised bonfire.
In addition to the above, the resident was served with a Community Protection Warning (CPW). The CPW prohibits him from building, or causing to be built, any bonfire on any land within the County of Northumberland other than with the express written permission of the landowner; and from setting on fire, or causing to be set on fire, any such bonfire. The CPW will remain in effect for a period of three years.
The Town Council works in close partnership with the County Council’s environmental enforcement team and has zero tolerance towards fly-tipping and unauthorised bonfires on public land. The Council will always take action against any individual identified as responsible for such offences.
Pictured: One of the areas of land damaged by an unauthorised bonfire in Cramlington.