£75 Fines for Car Litterers

Plans have been approved to introduce new fines for people who throw rubbish from their vehicles in Broxtowe Borough.

Broxtowe Borough Council’s Community Safety Committee approved the proposal, which allows Councils to use new legislation to tackle to problem, earlier this year.

The new powers are part of Littering from Vehicles outside London (keepers: Civil penalties) Regulations 2018.

Chair of the Community Safety Committee, Councillor Jan Goold said: “Littering on our roads and in the countryside not only looks unsightly but is also costly to clean up.

This new legislation means that for the first time Councils will be able to impose fines on the owners of vehicles from which litter is thrown, even if it was discarded by someone else. These new fines will make sure the perpetrators, not the local community, bear the cost of keeping our streets and roads clean.”

The fixed penalties will be £75 but if not paid within 28 days, this amount will double to £150.

For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3504, or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk

4 Comments

  1. And how pray are the Borough Council going to ‘police’ this. They cannot stop people just chucking litter on the streets because they won’t/can’t provide litter wardens. The maximum fine is £2500 for persistent littering. On the spot fines can be £100. I must say that I’ve never heard of either being imposed.

  2. Understand Ian, to be corrected that TWO members of the public can report with Registration number or ONE Councillor.

    1. So one councillor or two members of public. Aren’t we all equal under the law or is a councillors word worth more than mine?

      If I report a motorist for littering you can be sure that my word will be backed up with dashcam evidence, unfortunately, as I was informed the other week, the police just do not have the resources to follow up all reports even if video evidence is provided.

      If we want to follow up on why the police don’t have the resources they need all we have to do is look at the record of the two previous Home Secretary’s. Nuff said on that I think, also I don’t want this to become another political argument.

      The question remains the same; “And how pray are the Borough Council going to ‘police’ this.”

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