Thursday 4 May 2023

BEVERLEY MAN Mark Robinson, of Watts Road, has received a £1,100 fine after dumping waste, including a sofa and a wooden fireplace, on a grassed area near his home. He also left cardboard boxes, a wooden cabinet and other waste. 

Robinson was found guilty in his absence of illegally abandoning household waste when the case was heard at Beverley Magistrates’ Court. He was fined £1,100 and was ordered to pay £389.64 costs and a victim surcharge of £440 – a total of £1,929.64. 

The court heard that a streetscene enforcement officer visited a site in Watts Road, in December last year following several reports of fly-tipping. The officer found the waste dumped on the grass area near the flats and also found evidence relating to Robinson and launched an investigation. After Robinson did not respond to the officer’s contact, the case was sent to court.  

Carl Skelton, acting director of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Thanks to residents reporting this fly-tipping to us, we were able to prosecute and fine the person responsible.  We will investigate fly-tipping incidents and always take action when we can.”  

Anyone caught fly-tipping could be ordered to pay a £400 fixed penalty notice, or the case could be taken to court where they face an unlimited fine or even imprisonment, he said.  

BISHOP BURTON College is celebrating as two of its hugely successful Sports Academies are finalists in leading national competitions. The Junior Men’s Rugby Academy reached the final of the Association of Colleges Premier Rugby championship and the Men’s Football Academy have secured a place in the final of the English Schools Football Association Super League National Cup. 

In the wake of this recent success, the college is searching for new and promising young talent to join the Academies. Budding footballers in Year 11 are invited to attend the college’s forthcoming Pre-Season Schedule. Anyone interested should contact James Bennett by emailing  To find out more about the Sports Academies visit

EAST RIDING Leisure is taking part in International Learn to Swim Week from 9 – 15 May, with different activities and themes each day. Anybody taking swimming lessons is also entitled to free casual swimming.