The boys are back in town! But these 'bad boys' could cost you £75 a pop if they catch you dropping litter or cigarette butts

15 November, 2017 - 17:17
A March woman says enforcement officers hired by Fenland Council to try and keep the streets clean followed her across town yesterday (November 15).

A March woman says enforcement officers hired by Fenland Council to try and keep the streets clean followed her across town yesterday (November 15).

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There were some nervous shoppers in March today as the enforcers hired by Fenland Council to change litter dropping habits arrived in town.

The enforcement officers hired by Fenland Council to try and keep the streets clean.The enforcement officers hired by Fenland Council to try and keep the streets clean.

The enforcement company hired by the Fenland Council to cut down on littering, dog fouling and flytipping are back and ready to hand out fixed penalty fines.

This summer the team from Kingdom Services issued over 180 penalty notices in just one month in Wisbech.

And with offences likely to cost you £75 the council is hoping it will prove a deterrent.

Fenland Council’s decision to bring in the enforcement team was backed up by Councillor Peter Murphy, the portfolio holder for the environment.

Cllr Murphy hopes strong enforcement will bring about social changes and stop the £1,000 a day Fenland Council must find to keep its district clean and tidy.

The enforcement officers hired by Fenland Council to try and keep the streets clean.The enforcement officers hired by Fenland Council to try and keep the streets clean.

Today the enforcers were once again in March – waiting to spot potential offences in and around Broad Street.

A car driver was seen having a conversation with one of the officers – it was not immediately clear what offence, if any, he was alleged to have committed. But the driver looked far from pleased with his conversation he was having.

Later two girls standing outside a hair salon were engrossed ‘in conversation’ with the enforcement team.

Cllr Murphy said: “The public overwhelmingly supported action against the irresponsible people who commit these environmental crimes”.

The 12 month trial, run in conjunction with Peterborough City Council, has several months still to run.

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