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Enviro-crime data: Fixed penalty notices

Fixed penalty notices issued in 2023

Fixed penalty notices issued in 2022

Fixed penalty notices issued in 2021

Enviro-crime data: Successful prosecutions

Successful prosecutions in 2021

Successful prosecutions in 2020

Successful prosecutions in 2019

Enviro-crime data: Fines

  • June 2023 – Householder Duty of Care – Disposal of garden waste in Northway – £200
  • May 2023 – Household waste put in commercial bins at Civil Service Club – £200 Fixed Penalty Notice under Householders Duty of Care

  • May 2023 – Flytipping in hedgerow on Hayden Lane – £400
  • January 2023 – Flytipping in layby on A38 – £400 Fixed Penalty Notice
  • November 2022 – Littering in Wickfield Lane, Cleeve Hill, £75 Fixed Penalty Notice
  • September 2022 – Fly tipping on the A38, £400 Fixed Penalty Notice
  • September 2022 – Littering from vehicle, £200 Fixed Penalty Notice
  • August 2022 – Littering in the Street, £75 Fixed Penalty Notice
  • May 2021 – Littering in Cleeve Common Car Park, £75 fixed penalty notice
  • March 2021 – Fly tipping on Old Coach Road, Shurdington, £400 fixed penalty notice
  • February 2021 – Burning controlled waste in Badgeworth, prosecution, £600 fine including costs
  • June 2020 – Fly tipping in Bozard Lane, Tredington, £400 fixed penalty notice
  • February 2020 – Fly tip in Badgeworth pleaded guilty to 10 offenses, Community Service Order issued for 160 hours of unpaid work
  • January 2020 – Dog fouling in Tewkesbury High Street, £100 fixed penalty notice
  • January 2020 – Litter at Morrisons Tewkesbury, £75 fixed penalty notice (x6)
  • November 2019 – Fly tip in Sandhurst, fine of £500
  • October 2019 – Fly tip in Woodmancote, £1000 fine
  • October 2019 – Litter on a46 near motorway bridge, £75 fixed penalty notice
  • October 2019 – Litter on road between Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, £75 fixed penalty notice
  • October 2019 – Litter at Tesco Bishops Cleeve, £75 fixed penalty notice
  • October 2019 – Litter in Spring Gardens Tewkesbury, £75 fixed penalty notice (x2)
  • July 2019 – Fly tip in Stoke Road Bishops Cleeve, £400 fixed penalty notice
  • July 2019 – Litter at Wren Terrace Innsworth, £75 fixed penalty notice
  • June 2019 – Fly tip in Sandhurst lane Sandhurst, £400 fixed penalty notice
  • June 2019 – Fly tip in Spring Gardens Tewkesbury, £400 fixed penalty notice (x2)
  • June 2019 – Litter on M5 Junction 9, £50 fixed penalty notice
  • April 2019 – Fly tip at Tesco Bishops Cleeve, £400 fixed penalty notice
  • April 2019 – Litter at Tesco Bishops Cleeve, £75 fixed penalty notice
  • April 2019 – Litter on A40 from Highnam, £50 fixed penalty notice
  • February 2019 – Waste carriers, waste transfer notes, £400 fixed penalty
  • January 2019 – Fly tip in Brockworth, fine of £400
  • November 2018 – Waste carriers, duty of care, did not appear at court
  • October 2018 – Fly tip in Apperley, fine of £400
  • July 2018 – Waste Carriers, fine of £600, £100 costs

Householders' Duty of Care regulations

All householders in England have a legal responsibility to ensure that all of their waste is disposed of properly. Under the Duty of Care regulations, all householders need to ensure that their waste is passed to authorised carriers only. If a householder fails to comply with the duty of care under section 34(2A) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in England they could be faced with an unlimited fine.

Both residents and businesses need to be aware that they have a legal duty to ensure that waste is properly disposed of and only transferred to an authorised collector.

For waste that cannot be disposed of by a normal council collection, the council offers the following advice:

For household waste, see if the local household recycling centre can accept the waste.

The Council offers a bulky waste collection service, this can be arranged by contacting 01684 295010.

Use a commercial waste collector. Ensure the waste collector is authorised to transfer the waste.


The council sees fly-tipping as a serious crime and is committed to holding individuals and organisations accountable for their actions. Common fly-tipped items are fridges and mattresses or commercial waste such as builders’ rubble.

Leaving waste on the floor at a recycling site is considered fly-tipping and can present a significant hazard to the public. If the recycling bins are full, the waste should be taken home or removed to an alternative site.

If you find a fly-tipped waste:

  • Do not touch the waste as it may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazards

  • Do not disturb the site as there may be evidence that could help identify the persons or business responsible which could leave to their prosecution

  • Try to work out what the waste consists of and how much is there

  • Make a note of the date and time you saw the tipping, its exact location and whether it is in or near water

If you witness fly-tipping make a note of:

  • How many people are involved and what they look like

  • What has been tipped, how much and what is looks like

  • The make, colour and registration number of the vehicles involved

Fly-tipping is a problem because:

  • It could be a hazard to the public

  • It looks unsightly and could damage the environment

  • The clearing up costs taxpayers money and time

If you see any fly-tipping you can report it online or contact customer services on 01684 295010.

For first time small fly-tips, offenders will receive a Fixed Penalty Charge of £400. Persistent offenders or large fly tips may be prosecuted and could face an unlimited fine or imprisonment.


Cleaning up dropped litter such as cigarette stubs, food wrappers and gum is a major financial burden to local authorities.

  • Street cleansing cost UK tax payers approximately £1 billion a year
  • 30 million tonnes of litter is collected each year
  • In the UK 122 tonnes of cigarette related litter is dropped everyday which is a total of 23 billion stubs discarded every year

TBC is committed to fighting against environmental crime and taking action against those responsible to enable residents and visitors to our borough to feel proud and safe.

Those caught littering in Tewkesbury Borough will receive a Fixed Penalty Charge of £75.

Litter offence from a vehicle

In 2018 legislation changed to make it the responsibility of the Registered Owner to be responsible for any litter disposed of from that vehicle. Again gaining enough information will allow us to take action. Information about the incident that could help us includes:

  • Vehicle details (make, model, colour and registration)

  • Offender description (gender, age, build, hair style/colour)

  • Location, date and time of incident

  • What was the litter? (cigarette, drink can, food packaging, etc.)

  • What did you see? Describe the incident. An example could be… I saw (litter item) thrown from the (driver/passengers) window while driving down (street / location)

Offenders will receive a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100.

Abandoned vehicles

Under the Section 3(1)(5) Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978 Tewkesbury Borough has the authority to remove and dispose of an abandoned vehicle. If a resident reports an abandoned vehicle we need to know:

  • where the vehicle is
  • make, model and colour
  • the registration number (if it has one)
  • what condition the vehicle is in
  • how long the vehicle has been left there

We will investigate and contact the registered keeper of the vehicle to advise them to remove the vehicle and that as it is a criminal offence to abandon a vehicle, they may be prosecuted for the offence (maximum £2500 fine) or offered a £200 fixed penalty for the offence.