Fines dished out for littering

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Litterbugs have been prosecuted for dropping cigarettes in public places.

Three residents from Corby have been ordered to pay costs of up to £300 after being found guilty at the town’s magistrates court last Wednesday, May 2.

Margaret Bone of Crawford Grove pleaded guilty. She was fined £80 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge. Jack Glos of Chelveston Drive and Michal Porskwa of Montrose Street were both found guilty in their absence and fined £200 each.

They also have to pay £300 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Corby Council’s lead member for environment, Cllr Peter McEwan, said: “Corby Borough Council takes littering and flytipping seriously and will continue to crack down on it whilst finding more ways to find out who is responsible.

“There is no excuse for allowing rubbish to blight our community and any being dumped on the side of roads or in public areas will not be tolerated.”

Residents who fail to dispose of their waste in the appropriate manner can be fined up to £5,000 and anyone caught flytipping can be fined up to £50,000.

Anybody who sees somebody flytipping can report it anonymously by calling the council’s Environmental Quality Team on 01536 464654.