Used car dealer fined for breach of community protection notice

Used car dealer fined for breach of community protection notice
15 July 2021

A USED car dealership has been fined for failing to adhere to a community protection notice.

On Thursday, 15 July, Peterlee Magistrates’ Court fined Car City UK, of McMullen Road, for not complying with a community protection notice related to the parking of vehicles for sale on the grass verge.

The director, Marinos Chalilopoulos, plead guilty to three breaches of the community protection notice on the company’s behalf, and was fined £225 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and £250 costs.

Deputy leader of Darlington Borough Council, Jonathan Dulston, said: “We take these anti-social offences very seriously and will deal robustly with people or businesses who do not take note of our fair warnings. Our enforcement team issue CPNs for unreasonable behaviour that is having a negative impact on the local community’s quality of life. If the behaviour does not stop then further steps will be taken to ensure it is not repeated in the future. Please take heed of a CPN because it will not go away.”

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