With just under two weeks to go until the vote closes on whether you would support litter enforcement, have you had your say?
So far, 88 per cent of the public are in favour of the Council engaging with an external company to enforce action against those who litter.
Litter blights our city centre and surrounding neighbourhoods, is hazardous to people, animals and the environment. It also costs the council thousands of pounds in collection and disposal costs a year, wasting council taxpayers money.
As part of our commitment to reducing this anti-social behaviour, weve been asking the public if they would support the authority teaming up with an organisation to enforce littering.
This may include issuing on-the-spot fixed penalty notices (FPNs).
Councillor Alan Clark, Portfolio Holder with responsibility for Enforcement, said:
We understand that littering is an important issue for our residents, so we are asking the public if they would support the council in engaging with an external organisation to enforce action against those who litter.
Tackling environmental crime is a top priority for us, and we are fed up with the selfish minority who spoil the city for everyone. We take a zero-tolerance approach to littering and by strengthening our enforcement work, well be able to crackdown even more on these environmental crimes.
If the public support the action to team up with an organisation to enforce littering, we will explore what options are available to us. One potentially viable option is to employ an enforcement team that are self-financing, with any surplus income being invested in environmental improvements such as removing graffiti and improving street cleaning.
Would you support the council in expanding its enforcement action to fine those who drop litter?
Vote now by following this link – https://bit.ly/2tWRwBH closing date is Thursday 31 August.