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Council extend litter patrols

Published on Thursday, 20th May 2021

Litter bugs beware - we are watching you

Our enforcement officers will now be patrolling open spaces and parks across the borough, issuing fines to anyone caught littering.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s litter enforcement officers have increased their patrols to include parks and open spaces across the borough, handing out fixed penalty notices to anyone caught littering.

This action is part of a collective response with NBBC’s enforcement partner 3GS, including an increased number of bins already put in place to tackle the increasing problem of littering in the borough.

The fixed penalty notice for littering is £100, reducing to £80 if paid within 10 days. If fines are not paid it could lead to a formal prosecution.

Cllr Kyle Evans, Portfolio Holder for Public Services said:

“Under new leadership, this Council will get tough on those who litter our Borough, delivering on our promise to get tough on those responsible for crime and grime.

“We have already increased the number of bins and waste collection staff and this is another method we will now be using to tackle this problem – so there really is no excuse.

“A zero tolerance approach is just the start of our comprehensive plan of vision, ambition and aspiration to crack down on litter.”

 Cllr Julian Gutteridge, Portfolio Holder for Health and Environment added:

“Our programme of vision, ambition and aspiration is here to restore much needed civic pride in our Borough. That starts by us all continuing to do our bit.

“Littering has a hugely detrimental effect on the environment, wildlife and enjoyment of our parks. Please help us to take care of the natural environment within our Borough and never be a litter lout.”