A WOMAN who failed to clean up waste from her front garden has been ordered to pay more than £500 by the courts.

Carrville resident Helen Burn was issued a community protection notice last August ordering that she clear waste from the front garden of her home on Swinside Drive.

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After failing to comply with the notice, Durham County Council brought a prosecution under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act.

The case was proved in Burn's absence at Peterlee Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (May, 17).

The 54-year-old was fined £200 and ordered to pay £330 in costs plus a £34 victim surcharge bringing the total she owes the court to £584.

The balance must be paid by June 14 this year.


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