Litter louts in Northampton who drop cigarette ends and chewing gum could be fined £80 under a new crackdown by the borough council.
At the beginning of September, Northampton Borough Council launched a month long anti-litter campaign to tidy up Northampton town centre and two of its main gateways.
The aim of the ‘Love Northampton – let’s keep it clean’ campaign is to raise awareness of the problem of littering, make people think more about their actions and encourage everyone to do their bit to help keep our town clean and tidy.
The first two weeks of the campaign have focused on education, but from Saturday the council’s neighbourhood wardens will be stepping up their enforcement action and issuing fines to anyone spotted dropping litter.
Councillor Mary Markham, leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: “Anyone caught dropping litter runs the risk of being fined. There are plenty of bins in the town centre and so there really is no excuse not to dispose of your litter responsibly.”
‘Love Northampton – let’s keep it clean’ runs initially until the end of September. Anyone wanting to find out more or arrange a community clean up in their neighbourhood can call 0300 330 7000. To report a problem with litter, graffiti or fly tipping visit www.northampton.gov.uk or use the Northampton Report It App, which is available to download free for Apple and Android devices.