Fine for Hanwell street trader

The owner of a supermarket in Hanwell that repeatedly displayed goods in the way of pedestrians has been ordered to pay almost £3,000.

Ketheeswaran Santhirasegaram, owner of Sunrise Supermarket, Uxbridge Road, Hanwell appeared before Acton Magistrates Court on Thursday, 28 May 2009.

He pleaded guilty to breaching his street trading licence and was fined £1,350 and ordered to pay £1,520 in costs.

Despite warnings by Ealing Council envirocrime prevention officers in November 2008, goods were continually displayed almost half a metre in excess of the permitted area.

All businesses that display goods on pavements must obtain a license and adhere to strict guidelines to ensure there is no safety hazards, congestion and inconvenience to pedestrians.

Ealing Council Executive Director for Environment and Customer Services, Keith Townsend, said: "This business had repeatedly shown a disregard for conditions of it’s licence, as well as for the pedestrians using the pavement in front of the shop."

"We will not tolerate people flouting the rules and risking the safety of residents and visitors."