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More than 330 littering fines handed out to ‘thoughtless idiots’ - find out how many in your area

PUBLISHED: 10:43 04 November 2016

The council's littering crackdown aims to use fines to fund itself

The council's littering crackdown aims to use fines to fund itself

Archant

Uniformed officers have been patrolling the borough

A clampdown on litter, dog fouling and fly-tipping has resulted in more than 330 fines across the borough within three weeks..

Bexleyheath has been revealed as the hotspot for offences, with nearly 200 people receiving fixed penalty tickets, by uniformed officers deployed by Bexley council.

“Many people don’t realise it is a criminal offence to drop litter and clearing up after people costs council tax payers thousands of pounds ever year” commented community safety and environment councillor, Peter Craske.

The cabinet member, who is also responsible for leisure, added: “It’s about time they paid for their actions. I hope this figure from the first few weeks show these thoughtless idiots that we mean business and we are determined to tackle the problem.”

The council kicked off the scheme in mid-October, with the aim of using fines to cover the cost of patrols across the borough.

Since the service started, to date the totals for each area are:

· Bexleyheath 193

· Sidcup 59

· Welling 48

· Erith 18

· Belvedere 6

· Bexley 5

· Crayford 4

· Abbey Wood 1

· Slade Green 1

Two on the spot fines have also been handed out for dog fouling.

What do you think? Get in touch at luke.may@archant.co.uk.

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