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Enfield skip company and its owner plead guilty to five offences of using a skip without a licence
A skip company and its owner have been fined for repeatedly leaving skips in the streets without permission.
ENA Skips and its owner Lazaros Aresti admitted five offences of placing a skip on the road without a licence at Enfield Magistrates’ on Friday, September 6, in a prosecution brought by Enfield Borough Council.
The company itself was fined £200 and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge while Mr Aresti was fine £300 and ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge.
The owner and ENA Skips were ordered to split the council’s costs of £1,948.50 between them as the court heard that they had paid eight fixed penalty notices for similar offences during the last two years.
Over those two years, ENA Skips could not get skip licences because its public liability insurance had run out.
Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment, Councillor Chris Bond, said: “This prosecution sends out a strong message that we will not tolerate illegal obstruction of the roads in this borough.
“We operate a licensing scheme for skips so we can keep our roads and pavements clear and minimise traffic disruption as far as possible. People cannot just throw skips down wherever they choose because it can cause chaos and severely inconvenience people going about their daily business.
“We didn’t want to prosecute this company and its owner, but we were given very little choice when you consider they have already been issued eight fixed penalty notices for breaking the law, you’d have thought they’d have learned by now, but sadly that doesn’t seem to have been the case.”
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