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Littering costs five people £1,000

Five people have been fined a total of £1,000 after littering in Bedford Borough.

 

The five separate cases were heard by Bedford Magistrates on Wednesday 21st August.

 

Ms Natalie Whitbread of Rushden Road, Knotting, did not appear before Magistrates in relation to a littering offence in Riverside Square Car Park in March 2013. The Magistrates fined Ms Whitbread £200 and ordered her to pay costs of £161.50 and a victim surcharge of £20.

 

Miss Kerry Coleman of Mile Road, Bedford, did not appear before Magistrates in relation to a littering offence on Bromham Road, Bedford in March 2013. The Magistrates fined Miss Coleman £200 and ordered her to pay costs of £167 and a victim surcharge of £20.

 

Mr Shane Smith of Clapham Road, Bedford, did not appear before Magistrates in relation to a littering offence on St Loyes Street, Bedford in March 2013. The Magistrates fined Mr Smith £200 and ordered him to pay costs of £161.50 and a victim surcharge of £20.

 

Mr Andrew Lee of Dudley Street, Bedford, did not appear before Magistrates in relation to a littering offence in Riverside Square Car Park in March 2013. The Magistrates fined Mr Lee £200 and ordered him to pay costs of £161.50 and a victim surcharge of £20.

 

Mr Vincent Gibbs of Maia Close, Bedford, did not appear before Magistrates in relation to a littering offence at Greyfriars, Bedford in February 2013. The Magistrates fined Mr Gibbs £200 and ordered him to pay costs of £161.50 and a victim surcharge of £20.


Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “The decisions by the court have supported the action taken by Bedford Borough Council and demonstrates the Council is serious about tackling and fining people who think it is okay to drop litter which makes our Borough untidy and costs taxpayers more than £1million to clear up every year.


“Littering is anti-social behaviour and blights the local environment for everyone. We are now prosecuting more offenders than ever before and we will maintain a zero-tolerance approach towards the minority of people who believe it is acceptable to drop litter in the borough.”

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