**CORRECTION - Please note the corrections highlighted below. The original total of the fines and costs in the introduction to the last version of this release incorrectly included the FPNs when this not the case, ie: the defendants pay the Magistrates fines and costs instead of the FPN, not both. The surname of the first defendant was also incorrect. We'd very much appreciate if you could correct any versions of this release you have already published and apologise for any inconvenience.**
Two people have been ordered to pay a total of £1,568 in fines and costs after dumping their household waste on streets in Northampton.
In May 2022, West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) Neighbourhood Wardens found sacks of waste dumped on Gordon Street in Semilong.
An investigation revealed the waste belonged to Gordon Street resident Vanessa Ambrosio David and she was issued with an £150 Fixed Penalty Fine (FPN).
After initially contacting the Council, David failed to pay the fine, and then also failed to appear at Wellingborough Magistrates when ordered to do so on Tuesday, 30 August.
In her absence she was found guilty, fined £300, ordered to pay £500 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.
In the second incident Neighbourhood Wardens found piles of waste dumped around a public litter bin in Birchfield Road East.
Evidence linked the waste to 42-year-old Ngan Thi My Kane of Shelley Road, Wellingborough and she was issued with a £400 FPN for fly-tipping.
She also failed to pay the FPN, but pleaded guilty at Wellingborough Magistrates on 30 August, was fined £200 and ordered to pay £500 cost and a £34 victim surcharge.
Cllr David Smith, WNC's Cabinet Member for community safety and engagement and regulatory services, said: "Disregard for their neighbourhood has cost these two residents dearly.
"Clean and tidy streets that we can all be proud of is a priority for residents and is a priority for this council.
"The rules are clear and if anyone is in any doubt, I would urge them to visit our website to find the right way to dispose of their waste so they can avoid any unnecessary fines."
To find out more about disposing of waste in West Northants, visit - www.westnorthants.gov.uk/bins-recycling-and-waste.
West Northamptonshire Council Communications Team