29/06/2020: Thetford man fined for littering

A Thetford resident has been fined £120 for littering outside community shops and community centre on the town' Abbey Estate.

Breckland Council held an investigation after receiving reports from members of the public. The council's Enforcement team collected evidence that linked a local resident to the litter and, after speaking with the individual, he confirmed that he was not only responsible for littering, but also leaving domestic waste in public bins.

He was issued two Fixed Penalty Notices, one for the second littering incident and one for using public bins for household waste, which both contravene the Environmental Protection Act 1990. In light of his early confession, he was issued a warning for one of the littering incidents.

Cllr Gordon Bambridge, Breckland Council's Executive Member for Environmental Services and Public Protection, commented: "We are working hard to tackle all forms of fly tipping and littering in Breckland as our residents simply won't tolerate this type of selfish behaviour. Our proactive approach is working and I hope the message is getting through to every resident that littering is not tolerated in our towns and countryside. Everyone knows littering is wrong, and we all have options when dealing with our waste. This man sadly thought it was OK to leave his waste around for others to collect, but I hope this fine will make him think twice about littering in future."

If you see littering within Breckland, please report it online at www.breckland.gov.uk/reportit

Last updated: 29/07/2020 12:47:20