Monday, 28 October 2013

Oswaldtwistle fly case in court

Following on from last years issues around the Nook Lane site the Environment Agency are proceeding with prosecutions.

The Leader of the Council and I visited the site following complaints with three objectives in mind;
    • 1a) Clear the site, 
    • 1b) successfully getting those responsible to pay and not the Council taxpayer; c£500k, 
    • 1c) in the short term cover the site with insecticide. 
  • 2) Work with other agencies to resolve all issues on the site and begin a process of consultation and duiaolgue with residents.
  •  3) Ensure those responsible would be held to account
The Environment Agency is bringing a prosecution against Arthur Morgan, Blakeley’s Waste Management and Stephen Blakeley for the illegal tipping of waste at Nook Lane in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.

The first hearing of the case is listed for Wednesday 30th October at Burnley Crown Court.

The defendants face a total of four charges connected to the large scale tipping of waste that resulted in a fly infestation affecting Oswaldtwistle in July 2012.

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