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Beverley restaurant fined £600

An Indian restaurant in Beverley has been fined £600 for failing to produce information about its waste disposal arrangements. East Riding of Yorkshire Council brought the prosecution against Rumi’s Restaurant in Walkergate, after the business ignored the authority’s requests to see its paperwork.

Beverley Magistrates were told that following a complaint to the council that Rumi’s was not disposing of its waste properly, streetscene enforcement officers wrote to the director of the firm in September 2017 with a request to see a copy of its waste contract. The request was ignored, as was a second request sent the following month. The council then issued Rumi’s with a £300 fixed penalty notice for failing to produce its waste documents. The fine was not paid, so the council took the case to court.

Rumi’s of Beverley Ltd was found guilty of failing to produce its waste documents and was fined £600 and ordered to pay £329 costs and a £60 victim surcharge. No one from the restaurant attended the hearing. By law, all businesses that produce waste have to have a waste disposal contract in place with either the council or a private firm to make sure their rubbish is stored and collected legally and properly.

Beverley FM has so far been unable to contact anyone from the restaurant for their comments.