30 March 2015

Hefty fines for unlicensed scaffolding

Erecting scaffolding without a licence has proved costly for a Worthing firm.

Ben Newton, owner of BN Scaffolding, of South Farm Road Worthing, has received fines and costs totalling £2,450 after pleading guilty to placing two scaffolds on the public highway without permission.

Magistrates heard that in December last year Highway Enforcement Officers from Brighton & Hove City Council noticed unlicensed scaffolding at 110 Gloucester Road and 9 Melville Road, both in Brighton. The scaffolding had been on both sites for several weeks.

Mr Newton was fined £700.00 on each of the two matters together with £980.00 costs and a victim surcharge of £70.00.

Both scaffolds have now been removed.