Council officers discover South Norwood gardens are being used as...


Council officers discover South Norwood gardens are being used as...
  1. Council officers discover South Norwood gardens are being used as...
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    A company and its director have been fined almost £10,000 after using two gardens in South Norwood as an illegal rubbish dump.Despite a warning from environmental enforcement officers for the huge pile of waste to be disposed of, when they returned two months later they found nothing had been done. A shocking picture has been released by Croydon Council of the mess at 9-10 Market Parade, off Portland Road, which included mattresses, furniture, boxes and black bags full of rubbish.…
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A company and its director have been fined almost £10,000 after using two gardens in South Norwood as an illegal rubbish dump.

Despite a warning from environmental enforcement officers for the huge pile of waste to be disposed of, when they returned two months later they found nothing had been done.

A shocking picture has been released by Croydon Council of the mess at 9-10 Market Parade, off Portland Road, which included mattresses, furniture, boxes and black bags full of rubbish.

Bureau Frances Delvarr Ltd and its company director Jeremy Delvarr were found guilty in their absence at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (September 19) and ordered to pay £9,870 for letting the property become piled high with industrial rubbish.

On February 7, council officers had ordered the site to be cleared within two months but the junk was still there on April 7 and Delvarr hadn't got in touch with the council to explain why.

The council then began formal proceedings and Delvarr has now been ordered to pay the huge sum of money which is made up of fines, surcharges and court costs.

It is the 171st prosecution by the council since it launched its Don't Mess With Croydon – T…