Council clampdown on litter bugs sees 28 fines issued in one street
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The council has slapped 28 fines on litter bugs who targeted a single street in a grime crime crackdown.
Barking and Dagenham Council staff have issued 22 £150, two £100 and four £75 penalties for fly-tipping, urinating in public and littering in Sunningdale Avenue, Barking.
The fines spree followed complaints from neighbours.
Cllr Margaret Mullane, cabinet member for enforcement and community safety, said: “People who live in and around Sunningdale Avenue told us they were fed up of the selfish people who were spoiling their street for others.
“The fines send a strong message to the offenders: we won’t tolerate this in our borough. We will continue to work hard and listen to our residents to make our streets safer and cleaner.”
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In total, 24 of the fines were issued to people who live in the avenue while four were handed to businesses and residents in surrounding streets.
Sunningdale Avenue is within a public service protection order (PSPO) zone which restricts behaviour affecting a community’s quality of life.
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To date, 26 of the 28 fines have been paid.