I have to say that I was very pleased to receive the press release below. I am so sick of people littering along the side of roads. At times I see some really horrid sights on my morning dog walks and simply cannot understand why people think it is ok just to chuck litter out of cars and vans.
A commercial vehicle driver has been fined £60 after an offence of littering was caught on a hidden camera.
Babergh District Council’s Environmental Protection Team uses hidden CCTV cameras to deter people from fly-tipping and littering by placing the camera in known hotspots and monitoring the footage.
And while reviewing camera footage recorded at a hotspot in the parish of Freston, in February, Babergh’s enforcement officers witnessed the driver throw litter out of the window of a lorry and then drive off.
The driver was traced with the assistance of the company responsible for the vehicle, and faced with the evidence against him, admitted his actions and chose to accept a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £60 as an alternative to prosecution.
With litter in mind, there is to be a litter pick in Acton on 8th April. If you would like to participate please contact Margaret Maybury, the organiser, through me on 01787 378310.