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Watkins - no let-up against litter louts

Litter louts who spoil the borough and don't pay their fine will still face a criminal record, Thurrock's Portfolio Holder for Environment has warned.



Speaking after 25 more people were prosecuted for not paying their Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) ‚?? totalling ¬?15,154 ‚?? on Monday 21 August and Monday 18 September at Basildon Magistrates Court, Cllr Aaron Watkins said there are more to come in order to tackle the blight of an untidy borough.

Since the council began extra efforts to enforce against environmental crime as part of clean it, cut it, fill it, 60 people have been prosecuted for non-payment of FPNs.

Cllr Watkins said: "We will relentlessly seek out those who spoil our borough. There will be no let-up in our bid to tackle this selfish behaviour.

"It's simple: if you don't want to be fined, use a bin. There is no excuse to throw litter on the floor.

"Through clean it, cut it, fill it, the council is working hard to keep the borough tidy. Those who stand in our way will feel the full force of the law."

On Monday 21 August, the following cases were heard:

  • Natalia Kaczmarek of Elm Road, Grays was fined ¬?107
  • Isabell Hollington of Romford Road Aveley was fined ¬?669
  • Emily Prout of Dent Close South Ockendon was fined ¬?669
  • Barte Ruzencka of Buckles Lane, South Ockendon was fined ¬?673
  • Darius Rudzinski of Essex Road, Grays was fined ¬?669
  • David Barnard of Greenstead, Basildon was fined ¬?673
  • Hasan Kurt of Leigh Road, Leigh on Sea was fined ¬?673
  • Grazyna Wdowaik of Kiln Way, Grays was fined ¬?673
  • Aaron McQuire of Prince Phillip Avenue, Grays was fined ¬?230
  • Ann Herrington of Elgar Gardens, Tilbury was fined ¬?713
  • Cynthia Wallace of Cromwell Road, Grays was fined ¬?703
  • Jamie Riley of Orchard Road, South Ockendon was fined ¬?703
  • Carlos De Costa of Bridge Road, Grays was fined ¬?703

On Monday 18 September, the following cases were heard:

  • Jason Biurder of Brentwood Road, Chadwell St Mary was fined ¬?608
  • Dorin Boca of Sewell Close, Chafford Hundred was fined ¬?608
  • Alexandru Manole of High Street, Purfleet was fined ¬?608
  • Ertan Mehmed of Orsett Road, Grays was fined ¬?608
  • Vasile Ivra of Berkley Road, East Ham was fined ¬?608
  • Michael Smith of Hobart Road, Tilbury was fined ¬?608
  • Claudio Panero of Crest Avenue, Grays was fined ¬?608
  • Olimpia Silko of Hogg Lane, Grays was fined ¬?608
  • Florin Popa of Lamb Close, Tilbury was fined ¬?608
  • Adekunle Osotad of Camberwell Road, Camberwell was fined ¬?608
  • Alex Goron of Raphael Avenue, Tilbury was fined ¬?608
  • Isabella Bisioc of Orsett Road, Grays was fined ¬?608

Between December 2016 and September 2017:

  • total number of prosecutions ‚?? 60
  • total fines ‚?? ¬?13,629
  • total costs ‚?? ¬?17,741
  • total victim surcharge ‚?? ¬?1,884
  • total amounts ‚?? ¬?33,254

For more information on the clean it, cut it, fill it initiative, go to thurrock.gov.uk/cleancutfill



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Source: https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/news/littering-and-litter-bins/watkins-no-let-up-against-litter-louts


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