Take that! Local Deli’s costs for poor waste management skyrocket to nearly £7k after appeal backfires

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Miesko Polish Deli in Sudbury have only just gone and landed themselves in trouble, again.

The deli that previously refused to pay a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice, was prosecuted in August for poor waste management failed in their appeal against the judgement – and instead must fork up £6,866.54.

Deli owner Mrs Jolanta Wrobel was prosecuted in August and ordered to pay more than £1,500 in fines and costs for ignoring Harrow Council’s warnings to dispose of waste properly. Council officers found waste – including rotting meat - strewn across the deli’s backyard and onto a car park. A cheque was written for the Fixed Penalty Notice but the cheque was cancelled by the company before payment could be made. In court further evidence of bad waste management was revealed.

Mrs Wrobel, the Director of Miesko Polish Deli appealed against the fine in a move that backfired after the case was reviewed on December 19th at Willesden Magistrate’s Court.  Instead of overturning the fine, the Magistrates doubled it to £500 and ordered the £6,316.54 costs incurred by Harrow Council on behalf of Council Tax Payer’s to be repaid in full.

Cllr Graham Henson, cabinet member for Environment, said:

“We gave Mrs Wrobel and the Deli a chance to do the right thing, but instead she put up a fight and sadly for her it backfired spectacularly. Everyone has a responsibility to take care of their own waste, whether you’re a business or resident. If we catch anyone undoing our work to make Harrow clean, we will come down hard – just like we did with Wrobel and her Deli.”

Wrobel, 37, did not appear at Willesden Magistrates Court for the appeal hearing that she had requested.