Anti-Social Behaviour Results in Five-Year Order

Posted by: Press Team on 30 June 2022 13:42

A Boldon Colliery man has been sentenced to a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order after his anti-social behaviour made neighbours' lives a misery.

Robin Smith, 63, of Ernest Street, was handed the order by South Tyneside Magistrates, following his conviction for breaching a Community Protection Notice.

The action was taken after 18 complaints were made in the space of a year about rubbish being stored and fires being lit at his property, dogs and verbal abuse.

Enforcement officers from South Tyneside Council believed he was involved in unlicensed waste disposal, resulting in flytipping or the illegal disposal of commercial waste at domestic recycling facilities. They believed his property was being used to store and transfer refuse.

They issued him with a Community Protection Warning on December 9 last year, and when he failed to address the issues raised, was served with a Community Protection Notice. The Criminal Behaviour Order will run until 27 April 2027.

Cllr Jim Foreman, Lead Member for Housing and Community Safety, said: "Smith has been warned repeatedly, and this is his last opportunity to change his behaviour, which has been having a negative impact on the local community.

"If he fails to comply with this order, it could lead to a prison sentence of a maximum of five years.

"Anti-social behaviour can really affect the quality of people's lives and we will continue to work with our partners to take action against it." 

The Criminal Behaviour Order prohibits Smith from:

1)Using the Toyota Prius vehicle registration number NA69HSF or any other vehicle to carry waste for profit or gain;

2)Carrying controlled waste in any vehicle under his control without a valid waste carrier's license, save for his own waste carried in or on his own motor vehicle to a local authority designated site, arranged by prior appointment;

3) Depositing waste without a valid environmental permit;

4) Disposing of waste other than at a licensed waste disposal facility;

5) Storing waste externally at his residential premises other than in a local authority designated bin


Last modified: 30 June 2022 13:44