Littering cost one resident £364 – an expensive way to discard of your rubbish!

Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 14:30

Dropping litter in Corby Town Centre has cost one local resident a total of £364 after being successfully prosecuted earlier this month.

 

A Corby resident caught littering in Corporation Street by one of Corby Borough Council’s Street Scene Officers and was given a Fixed Penalty Notice on the spot for the amount of £80 reduced to £50 if paid within 10 days.

 

They failed to make any payments or respond to non-payment letters sent from Corby Borough Council which resulted in the case being forwarded to the Magistrates Court.

 

On 8th January the Magistrates’ Court issued a fine of £220 as well as ordering the payment of costs of £114 and a Victim Surcharge of £30.

 

Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, Cllr Mark Pengelly, said:

‘It is unacceptable for anyone to be littering in our Borough, it is unsightly and damages our environment. We should all be proud of our Borough and help to keep it a brighter place to live, work and visit and I hope that this latest prosecution goes to show how littering of any kind will not be tolerated.’

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Telephone: 01536 464022 Mobile: 07568 590 324
Email kim.buzzard@corby.gov.uk

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Last updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 02:35:04 PM
Review date: Tuesday 12th January 2021 02:33:55 PM