Litterbugs fined total of £800

By Michael Upton | 11/11/2010 0 comments

Litterbugs fined total of £800

DROPPING litter has left three Dearne Valley residents a total of more than £800 worse off.

In the last two weeks of October, Doncaster Council prosecuted 16 people for depositing and leaving litter on the borough's streets and handed out £4,000 in fines and costs.

Among them were:  
Linda Doran, of Wheatley Street, Denaby Main, who was fined £100 and ordered to pay costs of £193.

Jacqueline Vallance, of Clayfield Court, Mexborough who was fined £100 and ordered to pay £100 towards costs.  

Joanne Trow, of Hawthorne Crescent, Mexborough, who was fined £150 and ordered to pay costs of £193.  

All three were ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15.
Cllr Cynthia Ransome, Doncaster Council’s Cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said:

“These results are further proof of our ongoing commitment to tackle litter and I hope those fined will now set an example in their own communities.”

Meanwhile, magistrates in Rotherham have ordered a man to pay £354 after he was convicted of littering.

Oliver James Perry, of Fellbrigg Road, Arbourthorne, Sheffield, was convicted of dropping McDonald’s wrappers from his vehicle at the McDonald’s car park at Bramley on April 30 this year.

The case was proven in his absence and he was fined £175 and ordered to pay £164 costs and a £15 victim surcharge, totalling £354 to be paid within 14 days.

Cllr Jahangir Akhtar, Cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “This is a continuation of the zero-tolerance approach that this authority takes on these issues.

“We want our actions on these priorities to have a real effect in the borough.”

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