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Litter offenders pay out more than £1,000

Thurrock Council continues to take action on littering throughout the borough after 3 litter offenders were forced to pay more than £1,000 between them.



On Monday 29 April, 3 people were prosecuted and found guilty of littering offences in Thurrock, given a criminal record and ordered to pay a fine and costs at Basildon Magistrates Court. All 3 had been previously issued a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) by enforcement officers.

Anyone who commits littering and dog fouling offences, including not disposing of cigarette stubs properly, in Thurrock can receive a £150 fine. Those who do not pay the £150 fine will face prosecution.

The names of those prosecuted are:

  • Lisa Sanders of Parsonage Road, Grays, – fine £150, costs £250, victim surcharge £30, total £430
  • Joseph Ogidan of Oakhill Road, Purfleet, – fine £100, costs £125, victim surcharge £30, total £255
  • Rachel Eades of Harrap Chase, Grays, – fine £150, costs £250, victim surcharge £30, total £430

Between April 2018 and March 2019, the number of FPNs issued for littering, dropping cigarettes butts and various forms of anti-social behaviour was 4,062. The number of above FPNs paid was 2,252.

For more information, go to thurrock.gov.uk/litter



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Source: https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/news/littering-and-litter-bins/litter-offenders-pay-out-more-than-%C2%A31000


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