Motorists fined in vehicle littering campaign

Published Thursday, 05 January 2017

A CRACKDOWN on littering from vehicles in Hinckley and Bosworth has already resulted in fines for a number of motorists.

Since the campaign began two months ago, officers from the Borough Council's Clean Neighbourhood team have issued £80 Fixed Penalty Notices to 13 motorists.

Council officers have adopted a zero tolerance attitude towards anyone seen dropping litter from vehicles and all the fines imposed so far relate to discarded cigarette ends.

The 'hot spot' locations in Hinckley targeted by officers so far include the Northern Perimeter Road, Coventry Road, Dodwells Roundabout, the A5 and McDonalds. Main road junctions, lay-bys, supermarkets, roundabouts and local shopping areas in other parts of the borough will also be visited during the course of the campaign.

Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services at the Borough Council, Councillor Mark Nickerson, said: "This is excellent work by our Clean Neighbourhood team, clearly demonstrating our commitment to stamp out this antisocial behaviour. But what a pity we need to spend costly resources that could be put to far better use, were it not for the actions of the irresponsible few."

Clean Neighbourhood Officer Nicky Laville will also be visiting primary schools in the borough to give litter workshops to Years 5 and 6 to educate them about the consequences of littering.