Litter warden refused to give name, says fined Parkgate shopper

By Michael Upton | 26/10/2017

Litter warden refused to give name, says fined Parkgate shopper

A SHOPPER targeted by litter-spotting wardens has complained that one of the officials refused to give his name.

Andrew Wood, who was confronted by two enforcement officers at Parkgate Shopping, said he was shocked that the warden he thought was about to issue him with an on-the-spot fine was not sporting full identification.

Mr Wood said he had been spoken to by wardens from contractors Kingdom at Parkgate Shopping after a cigarette — which he later picked up and binned — blew out of his hand.

He was not given a fine at the time but said the officials should give their names when challenged, with one of the pair having only a letter and number on his badge.

Mr Wood said he did not know if Kingdom would be sending him a fine by post but his greater concern was that wardens not wearing ID had been given the right to impose penalties.

Karen Hanson, the council’s assistant director for community safety and street scene, said: “All our enforcement officers carry official Rotherham Council ID badges, which includes a photograph and a unique identification number as well as the council logo. 

“Members of the public who wish to raise a concern about an officer can do so by quoting their badge number and we would urge this gentleman to contact us to discuss this issue further.”

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