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Fine for Andover woman after cardboard boxes fly-tipped near supermarket

A woman from Andover has been handed a fine after pleading guilty to fly-tipping cardboard boxes.

On May 1 2023, a Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC) officer found a number of cardboard boxes dumped in the Tesco Extra car park on River Way.

Information found within the waste led officers to Maria Dias, of Picket Piece, Andover.

Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on 19 March 2024, Dias pleaded guilty to the fly-tip and was given a fine of £200 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £80 and costs of £300.

Head of Environmental Services at TVBC, Paul Wykes, said: “This result illustrates our zero tolerance policy on fly-tipping and demonstrates that you will be prosecuted if you are found doing so. Our teams work incredibly hard to try and keep the borough clean and the clearing up for these types of incidents takes up valuable time, money and resources.”