A Bramcote man was found guilty of failing to comply with a Community Protection Notice at Nottingham Magistrates Court on 1st February after failing to clear his overgrown garden.
Jonathan Leggetter of Sloan Drive, Bramcote was convicted of one count of failing to comply with a Community Protection Notice. The case involved a vastly overgrown rear garden which had become an eyesore with trees, shrubs and plants encroaching over adjacent land and highways.
Complaints were first received by Broxtowe Borough Council in the summer of 2017. Mr Leggetter had been given numerous opportunities to clear the garden but ignored all correspondence and attempts made by the Council to try and resolve the issue.
The Council eventually issued a Community Protection Notice in May 2018 warning Mr Leggetter that if he did not make improvements to the state of the rear garden the Council would be left with no opportunity but to take legal action. Again Mr Leggetter failed to carry out any works and failed to respond to any attempts to resolve the issue.
After hearing all the evidence the Defendant was found guilty and fined £250, he was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £750 and a victim surcharge of £30 – a total of £1,030.
In addition the Defendant was ordered to carry out the work required in the Community Protection Notice within 28 days and if he fails to comply the Council will do the work and recoup the costs.
Broxtowe Borough Council is committed to ensuring that the Borough is clean and tidy for residents to enjoy. In October, it launched its Clean and Green campaign aimed at getting the local community involved and taking pride in the local area. Find out more at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/cleanandgreen