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Council launches anti-litter campaign
7:00am Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
WARRINGTON Borough Council will next week launch an anti-litter campaign in the town centre, and are warning anyone who drops cigarette butts or other litter face £50 fines.
The campaign will involve a strong presence of council enforcement officers and CSO’s in the town centre for a fortnight.
Anyone found dropping litter will be liable for a fixed-penalty notice. If a fixed penalty notice of £50 is not paid in 10 days the penalty increases to £75 – and if this is not paid in 14 days of the original offence, offenders could face court and fines of up to £2,500.
Last year the council rain a similar campaign, where 70 fixed penalty notices were issued in the process. Several people were also summoned to appear before magistrates.
A council spokesman said: “What we want is a clean and attractive town that we can all feel proud of. What we don’t want is to have to fine people for spoiling it.”
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