£50 litter bug fine

PUBLISHED: 12:03 10 February 2006 | UPDATED: 21:40 28 May 2010

A WISBECH man has received Fenland Council s first fixed penalty notice for dumping litter. The man deposited six bags of domestic rubbish outside the Fenland @ your service shop in Wisbech on January 9. As a result he was served with the £50 fixed penalt

A WISBECH man has received Fenland Council's first fixed penalty notice for dumping litter.

The man deposited six bags of domestic rubbish outside the Fenland @ your service shop in Wisbech on January 9. As a result he was served with the £50 fixed penalty notice. The fine was paid.

This move re-inforces the council's determination to crack down on enviro-offences and use its enforcement powers.

The council provides hundreds of litter bins across the district and undertakes ongoing educational campaigns in its bid to keep Fenland's streets rubbish-free.

Councillor Fred Yeulett, portfolio holder for Enforcement said: "Enforcement against such offences is a key priority for the council and we will take a firm line with people who continue to drop their litter.

"Prosecution is a last resort but it shows our commitment to dealing with such behaviour in order to improve the quality of life for Fenland residents.

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