Council starts crackdown on littering in Bexley
PUBLISHED: 10:44 18 October 2016 | UPDATED: 10:44 18 October 2016
The initiative began on Monday
A new scheme to crack down on the problem of littering in Bexley kicked off yesterday.
Uniformed enforcement officers began patrols around supposed littering hotspots across the borough.
The newly trained team are threatening fines of up to £400 for people spotted dropping their rubbish.
Offenders face a cost of £80 for littering, £50 for dog fouling and a maximum of £400 if they’re caught fly tipping.
The council will use the fines to cover the cost of providing the service.
“Bexley is one of the best places to live in London and I know from talking to residents that they’re fed up with the tiny minority who leave litter and mess in their wake” commented Peter Craske, cabinet member for community safety.
“It also costs thousands and thousands of pounds of taxpayers money to clear this up, and I have had many people contact me welcoming this new initiative.”