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A Brentford woman was fined and ordered to pay costs totalling £1,100 by magistrates last week for allowing her rubbish to pile up in her garden.

Kimberley Rumball, of Crowther Avenue, was served with a notice under Section Four of the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 Notice, requiring her to remove the rubbish in case it attracted rats and mice.

Councillor Ed Mayne, cabinet member for community safety and regulatory services, said: “We all have a duty to be a good neighbour and keep our homes and gardens in a reasonable state so they don’t pose a health risk.  As a council we will not hesitate to take action to protect residents from anyone who is spoiling others quality of life.”

Feltham Magistrates Court ordered Ms Rumball, who did not attend court, to pay a fine of £600 and costs of £500.

If you have a complaint about rubbish in a garden near you, visit pollution@hounlsow.gov.uk or call 020 8583 5555.


May 29, 2013