A Battersea woman has been fined for flytipping after a prescription with her name on it was found in a pile of rubbish dumped opposite Reeves Corner. Iesha Price was prosecuted and fined £535 for her part in creating a festering mound of rubbish in the town centre in January. Council enforcement officers identified her after finding her prescription and she was given a fixed penalty notice. However, after failing to make payment, declining to attend an interview under caution and missing an initial court date, she finally surrendered herself and pleaded guilty. The council has recently announced a fresh investment of £100,000 in its 'Keep it Clean' campaign. A mobile phone app has been launched making it easier for residents to report environmental crime and there will be a further crackdown on littering from teams patrolling the town centre. Councillor Simon Hoar, cabinet member for community safety and public protection, said: "There's no excuse whatsoever for fly-tipping and anyone who's caught will be issued with a fine to remind them that it is not only antisocial but also illegal. Failure to pay will result in court action and a far bigger fine as the courts also frown on such behaviour."
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