Bransholme woman, 21, fined for messy garden
BRANSHOLME: A woman has been ordered to pay more than £700 in fines and court costs after failing to clear dog mess and rubbish from her garden.
Residents living near Hayley Louise Stamp in Leitholm Close repeatedly complained to Hull City Council about the smell.
Stamp, 21, was served with a notice in February under the Environmental Protection Act requiring her to clean her garden, above.
City councillor John Hewitt, portfolio holder for neighbourhood and communities, said: "Miss Stamp failed to act responsibly and clean up the waste and dog mess in her garden.
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"Residents should not have to tolerate unpleasant smells and untidy gardens in their local area and neighbourhood.
"This is a clear message that we will respond to public complaints and take action when needed."
Stamp failed to attend Hull Magistrates' Court and was found guilty, in her absence, of failing to comply with the notice.
She was fined £400 and ordered to pay £357 costs and a £15 victims' surcharge.