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.’