Fines increased for Rotherham litter-droppers

Fines increased for Rotherham litter-droppers

By Adele Forrest | 07/12/2017

Fines increased for Rotherham litter-droppers

THREE litterbugs who flouted council laws have had their on-the-spot fines increased by £350 after failing to pay within 14 days.

Gregg Goodfellow (39), of Plantation Court, Dinnington, Patricia Kirk (51), of Brameld Road, Rawmarsh, and Tammy Williams (30), of High Greave Road, East Herringthorpe, were all fined £80 after dropping cigarette butts.

But they all failed to pay up within two weeks and the council took them to court last Tuesday, when their cases were proved in their absence.

Williams was handed the penalty after littering on College Street, Rotherham, on May 3.

Goodfellow was spotted littering on Howard Street on June 7 and initially refused to give his details when the council warden approached him, said Mr Naim Younis, prosecuting for RMBC.

“The officer then informed the defendant that that in itself was an offence and he could be prosecuted separately for that,” he said.

Goodfellow identified himself and was given the on-the-spot fine.

Kirk dropped a cigarette butt on Chantry Bridge on June 27 and was unable to give a reason for her littering when the warden approached her, Mr Younis told Sheffield Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday.

Goodfellow, Kirk and Williams were each fined £220 and ordered to pay costs of £180 plus a £30 victim surcharge.

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