Bromley anti-littering fines reach £15,000 a fortnight

PUBLISHED: 09:51 12 October 2012

More than £15,000 worth of fines were handed out in the first two weeks of Bromley Council’s anti-littering campaign last month.

The trial scheme has given out 196 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) in an attempt to improve the borough’s streets and stop people treating pavements “as their personal dustbins”.

Uniformed enforcement officers have been issuing the £80 notices.

Executive councillor for the Environment, Cllr Colin Smith, said: “This initiative is intended to serve as a salutary and measured reminder to those who either thoughtlessly or deliberately use our streets as their personal dustbins.”

Those issued with fines for littering or dog fouling have 14 days to pay before legal proceedings may begin.

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