Nearly 800 fines issued in one month for littering, dog-fouling and fly-tipping

PUBLISHED: 13:16 23 November 2016 | UPDATED: 13:16 23 November 2016

Fly-tipping carries a fine of up to £400

Fly-tipping carries a fine of up to £400

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Posters are now being displayed throughout the borough to notify residents of the scheme

Almost 800 fines have been issued since the council launched a clampdown on litter, dog fouling and fly tipping in mid-October.

The campaign is now being advertised on posters throughout the borough to notify residents of the scheme, which could see them fined up to £400 for fly-tipping.

Uniformed litter enforcement officers equipped with body worn video cameras have been patrolling areas of Bexley which are of particular concern to residents and businesses.

Full payment of the fine is required in all cases - with no reduction for early payment.

Young offenders are not currently fined but their details are recorded and a warning letter is sent to their parents or school.

If the pilot scheme proves effective and financially sustainable, and a decision is taken to roll it out permanently, this approach may be reviewed.

Local Police have welcomed the pilot scheme and see it as one of a range of important initiatives that could assist them in their efforts to tackle anti-social behaviour.

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