On the spot litter fines to double to £150 as drivers face penalties for rubbish thrown from their cars – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 25th, 2017 in environmental protection, fines, litter, local government, news by michael

‘From April next year, the maximum fixed penalty councils can hand out to people dropping litter or throwing rubbish from cars will rise from £80 to £150.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th October 2017

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Litter ‘police’ paid bonuses to hand out fines to public, investigation finds – Daily Telegraph

‘Litter “police” are being paid bonuses of up to £1,000 a month for handing out fines to members of the public, an investigation has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th May 2017

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New litter strategy could see fly-tippers given community service – The Guardian

‘Fly-tippers could be forced to pick up litter as part of community service, the environment secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has said.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2017

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Teenager summoned to court for feeding McDonald’s chip to pigeon – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2016 in environmental protection, fines, litter, news, prosecutions by sally

‘A teenager has been summoned to court for feeding a pigeon a McDonald’s chip.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2016

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Coffee chain fined £160k for leaving rubbish bags on London streets – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 15th, 2016 in costs, environmental protection, fines, litter, news, waste by sally

‘Starbucks has been fined more than £160,000 after two stores in central London repeatedly left rubbish bags on a busy pavement outside of normal collection times.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th August 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

The city that allows women to sell sex – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2016 in litter, news, police, prostitution by sally

‘A suburb in Leeds is the first place in the UK where it is permitted for women to sell sex between specified hours. The “managed approach” was introduced to try to control the trade.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2016

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Council loses nine-month legal battle with man who accidentally dropped a piece of orange peel – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 7th, 2015 in fines, litter, local government, news by sally

‘Luke Gutteridge immediately picked the peel up but the council insisted on pursuing the case, costing the taxpayer up to £8,000.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th July 2015

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EastEnders star cleared of racially abusing litter warden – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2015 in litter, news, racism by sally

‘Linda Henry who plays EastEnders character has been cleared in court of racially abusing a council litter warden who reprimanded her for dropping a cigarette butt.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2015

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Dropped Pringles lid costs Bristol man almost £500 – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2014 in costs, fines, litter, news, penalties by sally

‘A man has been ordered to pay almost £500 in fines and costs for dropping a snack lid on the ground in Bristol.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2014

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Use of anti-littering powers to tackle spitting survives magistrates test – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 26th, 2013 in costs, fines, litter, local government, news by sally

“Magistrates last week upheld a London borough’s bid to tackle spitting in the street through powers normally used to enforce against litter.”

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th September 2013

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Litter Enforcers let loose in Leeds – what rights to private contractors have to request personal details and issue fines? – Zenith Chambers

Posted May 8th, 2013 in data protection, fines, litter, news, public private partnerships by sally

“Private contractors are increasingly being used by local councils in an attempt to curb offences of littering. This has provoked an uproar amongst the press with reports of local residents being issued with ‘heavy handed fines’ for the most trivial offences, rather than receiving a warning and the opportunity to pick up their litter first.”

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Zenith Chambers, 3rd May 2013

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Man fined £75 for brushing pet dog – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 11th, 2011 in dogs, fines, impersonation, litter, news, police by sally

“A pensioner was fined £75 for brushing his pet dog and leaving fur on the ground in a public park.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2011

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McDonald’s litter costs Newport man £800 – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2011 in fines, litter, news by sally

“A man must pay over £800 after ignoring a fine for throwing rubbish at a McDonald’s car park in Carmarthenshire.”

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BBC News, 28th June 2011

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Court victory for cigarette butt man – The Independent

Posted May 24th, 2010 in appeals, fines, litter, local government, news by sally

“A man fined £50 for dropping a cigarette butt down a drain celebrated a victory when the case was thrown out of court.”

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The Independent, 24th May 2010

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Judge condemns teenager’s sweet wrapper prosecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 19th, 2009 in litter, news, prosecutions by sally

“A judge has condemned a ‘grotesque’ waste of taxpayers’ money spent on prosecuting teenager Larissa Wilkinson for allowing her 18 month-old niece to drop a sweet wrapper.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2009

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The anti-terror law used on litterbugs – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2009 in investigatory powers, litter, news by sally

“Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is to clamp down on local councils who use anti-terror laws to catch litterbugs and other minor offenders.”

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BBC News, 17th April 2009

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Driver fined for throwing parking ticket – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2009 in fines, litter, news by sally

“A motorist who hurled an £80 parking ticket at an attendant in a fit of rage has been fined or littering.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2009 

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Man taken to court after wheelie bin falls over – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 10th, 2008 in litter, news by sally

“A householder has been taken to court for dumping rubbish after his wheelie bin toppled over, spilling its contents.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th November 2008

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Legal blunder allows drivers to get away with littering – The Times

Posted October 31st, 2008 in environmental protection, legislative drafting, litter, news by sally

“Thousands of motorists who litter Britain’s roads every day are escaping penalty because of a bureaucratic blunder.”

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The Times, 31st October 2008

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Sausage roll fine case dismissed – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2008 in fines, litter, news by sally

“A mother who was taken to court after refusing to pay a £75 fine for dropping a piece of sausage roll on the pavement has had her case dismissed.”

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BBC News, 27th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk