Councils say they want the power to impose on-the-spot fines of £150 for littering



Councils have told the Government they should be able to fine people up to £150 for dropping litter.
The Department for the Environment , Food and Rural Affairs launched a consultation on whether tougher measures are needed to deal with litter louts.
And it asked whether the current system of fixed penalty notices needed to be toughened up. These are on-the-spot fines which can be imposed by councils, or by police community support officers on behalf of the local council, on people who are caught littering.
Councils currently have the discretion to set the level of fixed penalties locally... read more

 
30 August 2017 in Regional North East, Views: 34
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