19/12/19: Takeaway littering results in a £60 fine for Thetford resident

A Thetford woman has been fined £60 by Breckland Council after allowing takeaway waste to be thrown out of her car window by a passenger onto a public car park and driving away from the scene. The littering incident was reported by a member of the public and through co-operation between Breckland Council, McDonalds in Thetford Retail Park and the DVLA, the Enforcement Team were able to track down the car and the driver of the car swiftly. The fly tipper was issued with the fixed penalty notice for £60, which could rise to £80 if paid late.

The woman, who was interviewed by the council's Enforcement Officer, cooperated with Breckland Council, admitted that the incident had taken place and she has taken responsibility as she felt she could have prevented the littering from happening.   Cllr Alison Webb, Executive Member for Housing, Health and Environment at Breckland Council, commented: "The Council has a zero tolerance approach towards littering in our community and we will not hesitate in taking action. In this case, the person not only received a fine but a clear explanation that this type of behaviour is not acceptable in Breckland. I am delighted to see the close co-operation between the local fast food retailers, Breckland Council and the DVLA to ensure the investigation is concluded swiftly, and it highlights how by working together with our partners we are making a real difference in tackling this issue. Littering, no matter the amount involved, will simply not be tolerated by Breckland Council or our residents and we want to ensure the message is getting out loud and clear that we will take action within Breckland when it is reported."

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