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Litter louts face Warrington town centre clamp down
3:40pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
LITTER louts will be the at the butt of a new campaign to stamp out cigarette butts and other litter being dumped on the town centre streets.
Council enforcement officers and CSOs will be handing out fixed penatly notices of £50, rising to £75 if it has not been paid in 10 days, to anyone caught dropping litter.
If they still have not paid up in 14 days offenders will be summoned to court and may be liable for fines up to £2,500.
A similar campaign last year saw 70 fixed penatly notices issues with several called to appear before magistrates.
A council spokesman said: “The message from the council is this: Think before you mess up our streets. Put your litter – all your litter – in the bin.
“And if you don’t, your carelessly dropped cigarette-butt or other litter could cost you a £50 on-the-spot fine.
“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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