Carlisle’s latest crime crackdown including fly-tipping and dog microchipping breaches

Carlisle City Council is continuing to clamp down on low-level criminals and they’re taking these people to court, handing out more than £4,000 in fines.

From littering to fly-tipping, almost 10 people have been slapped with fines as the councils refuse to let people get away with breaking the law and leaving a mess.

They’re also reminding people that if they are contacted by the Council then they should not ignore any requests for information as action will be taken in the Courts.

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Two people have also been handed fines for not keeping the microchip in their dog up to date and face a combined fine of almost £1,400. Microchipping your pet gives them the best chance of being identified and returned to you if they ever become lost or stolen. It is also a legal requirement to have any dog over the age of eight weeks microchipped.

Microchipping is only effective if you keep your details up to date. If you move to a new house or change your telephone number, you must make sure that you tell the database you’re registered with so that they have your up-to-date contact details.

Cllr Nigel Christian, Portfolio holder for Environment and Transport, said: “The court prosecutions serve as a reminder that we will take action against those that don’t follow the law. We all want to keep Carlisle clean and live within a safe environment.”

The following were dished out:

  • A woman from Carlisle who failed to attend an interview into the investigation of fly- tipping at Burgh Road, Carlisle has been found guilty and fined £660 with costs of £504.30 and a victim surcharge of £66. Total £1,230.30.
  • A woman from Carlisle who failed to update the microchip details of her dog was found guilty and fined £440 with costs of £247.83 and a victim surcharge of £44. Total £731.83.
  • A man from Carlisle who failed to update his dog’s microchip details has been found guilty of the offence and fined £220 with costs of £374.16 and a victim surcharge of £34 Total £628.16.
  • A man from Carlisle who dropped litter in the City Centre was found guilty of the offence and fined £220 with costs of £364.16 and a victim surcharge of £34. Total £618.16.
  • A woman from Carlisle who breached a community protection notice has been found guilty of the offence and fined £80 with costs of £234.23 and a victim surcharge of £34. Total £348.23.
  • A woman from Carlisle who breached a community protection notice has been found guilty of the offence and fined £80 with costs of £150 and a victim surcharge of £34. Total £264.
  • A woman from Carlisle who breached a community protection notice has been found guilty of the offence and fined £80 with costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £34. Total £199.
  • A woman from Carlisle who fly-tipped waste on Thomson Street, Carlisle has been found guilty of the offence and fined £80 with costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £34. Total £199.

Total fines including costs – £4,218.68

Lancs Live – Cumbria