First month of crackdown sees 184 on the spot fines issued

A crackdown on the streets of Fenland has seen 184 '˜on the spot' fines served on offenders in its first month of operation.

Sunday, 16th July 2017, 3:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 10:57 am

Tidy Fenland was launched by Fenland District Council on June 1 in response to public calls for more enforcement against people damaging the local environment with littering, dog fouling and fly-tipping.

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Perpetrators are being hit with a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £75 (£65 if paid within 21 days). Of the FPNs issued, 183 were for littering and one for dog fouling.

Cllr Peter Murphy, council portfolio holder for the environment, said: “It not only blights our towns and villages, and spoils people’s enjoyment of our district, but the cleansing of Fenland costs taxpayers £1,000 a day.”