Litterbugs hit with fines in crackdown

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TWENTY-five people have been fined as a result of the crackdown on litterbugs by Fenland District Council.

The £75 fixed penalty notices were handed out during 12 enforcement days that have taken place across the district recently as part of the “Tidy Fenland” anti-litter campaign.

Most of the offenders paid up promptly but one woman had to be taken to court after attempts by the council to chase her payment had failed.

She pleaded guilty to littering and was ordered to pay the £75 penalty plus a victim surcharge of £15.

The fines have to be paid within a month of being issued and anyone who refuses to pay faces the risk of prosecution.

The campaign is part of a wider “It’s your Fenland – be part of it” initiative which seeks to encourage the whole community to get involved in looking after their environment.