I see that a Ramsgate man has been fined £500 and ordered to pay costs of £100, after pleading guilty to two counts of illegal street trading. Can we have a blitz on the same in Westgate please?
Anthony Delo (50) from Wellesley Court appeared before Margate Magistrates Court today (Monday 8 January). The Court was told that in the first incident, a police officer was on patrol in Broadstairs Road, Broadstairs on Tuesday 31 October, when he saw two vehicles for sale on the highway. On Thursday 2 November, the same officer was again in Broadstairs Road and saw the same two vehicles parked and unattended, both of which were still being offered for sale.
The officer attached a “police aware” notice to one of the vehicles, a Vauxhall Agila, but as he went to attach the notice to the other vehicle, a Renault Clio, he became aware that the notice was being removed by a man, who confirmed he was Mr. Delo. He also confirmed that he was the owner of both vehicles and that he was a registered trader with Kent County Council and that he was aware of the existence of prohibited roads for street trading, one of which is Broadstairs Road.
He was fined £250 for each offence and ordered to pay £100 costs to Thanet District Council.