Fines Issued in Chiswick Litter Clampdown
Day of action sees two people and a business penalised
Three more fines have been issued in Chiswick this week as part of a Council clampdown on litter.
A man a woman and a business received an £80 fine on Tuesday giving a total of nine landed with a penalty since the blitz started last month.
Councillor Colin Ellar, deputy leader and cabinet member for environment, said: “Around £3 million a year is spent cleaning Hounslow’s streets so it’s only right these litter louts pay the price for spoiling our streets and costing council taxpayers. We decided to take a zero tolerance approach last month to make Hounslow among the cleanest boroughs in London and we will not let the inconsiderate few stop us reaching this goal.”
A survey of London Authorities Environmental Services Performance 2010-11 and 2011-12 ranked Hounslow as the worst borough in London for litter and detritus.
Hounslow Highways Service Director Rob Gillespie said: “Our officers continue to be out and about, educating residents and businesses about responsible waste disposal, however, it is up to everyone to help keep the borough clean and the message is simple: don’t litter and you won’t be fined.”
The continuing litter clampdown will feature CCTV cameras being deployed in fly-tipping hot spots in the New Year. It will also run alongside an intensification of street cleaning by Hounslow Highways, including:
A special leafing hotspot reaction service. If you have noticed a leafing ‘hotspot’ you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ensure the area is dealt with as quickly as possible.
December 19, 2013