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Waste fine for barbers

A barbers shop in Bristol has been made to pay more than £2,000 for failing to prove how it disposed of its waste.

Mohamud Hashim, owner of Zig Zag Barbers, was prosecuted in his absence at Bristol Magistrates Court and fined £1,000 for failing to show how his business disposed of its waste. He was also made to pay £990 in costs and a £100 victim surcharge.

A Bristol City Council street scene enforcement officer visited the company premises in Stapleton Road in December 2015 as part of a routine check on businesses in the area and to offer guidance and information.

Following advisory letters and the service of legal notices, Hashim failed to produce valid waste transfer notes so he was served with a £300 fixed penalty notice which he then failed to pay, resulting in the case going to court.

Cabinet member for neighbourhoods Asher Craig (pictured) said: “Officers will always look to help businesses through advice and education but, where they continue to break the rules either by ignorance or deception, then prosecutions will be brought.”

The council said eight prosecution files have been submitted so far and another business was due in court soon.

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