Fixed Penalty Notices

Response to Daily Telegraph attack on the “litter police”

On November 24, 2017, in Fixed Penalty Notices, Litter fines, by PeterSilverman
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A letter in defence of the use of by councils private contractors to hand out on-the-spot fines for littering

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Rise of the litter police – Daily Telegraph 18th Nov 2017

On November 21, 2017, in Fixed Penalty Notices, Fly-tipping, Legislation, Litter fines, by PeterSilverman
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Rise of the litter police: council areas where you are 20 times more likely to be fined By Hayley Dixon, SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT and Patrick Scott , DATA JOURNALIST 17 NOVEMBER 2017 • 9:30PM The use of “litter police” is on the rise as councils which “incentivise” private companies to hand out fines see members of […]

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Littering from vehicles – Civil Law Penalty Charge Notices

On September 25, 2017, in DEFRA, Fixed Penalty Notices, Legislation, Litter fines, Litter Strategy, by PeterSilverman
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Only one of the 33 London Boroughs seems to be making use of Penalty Charge Notices for littering from vehicles

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PCNs – Litter from vehicles – S61 of London Local Authorities Acts 2007

On March 9, 2017, in Fixed Penalty Notices, Legislation, Litter fines, by PeterSilverman
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Please refer to Penalty Notices for littering (including from vehicles) Wandsworth Borough Council had issued the following number of notices for this offence: 2013/14  –  78 (4 were appealed) 2014/15  –  64  (2 appeals) 2015/16  – 19  (0 appeals) 2016/17  – 51 (0 appeals) Source: info  enquiry 19th June 2015 and info enquiry 9th March 2017 The appeals […]

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Ireland – CCTV used to catch litterering motorists

On November 1, 2016, in Fixed Penalty Notices, Litter fines, by PeterSilverman
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In Ireland 50 motorists fined for dropping litter from their vehicles using CCTV evidence

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Starbucks fined £160,000 over trade waste

On August 12, 2016, in EPA S33, Fixed Penalty Notices, Litter fines, Local Authorities, Trade Waste, by PeterSilverman
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Starbucks fined £160,000 for leaving trade waste out to early

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Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 – Litter related issues

On October 1, 2015, in Fixed Penalty Notices, Legislation, Litter fines, Local Authorities, by PeterSilverman
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Litter Clearing and Street Litter Control Notices replaced by Community Protection Notices and use of existing statutory nuisance legislation

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Penalty Notices for littering (including from vehicles)

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Owner responsible for litter dropped from his vehicle only in London. Penalty notices issued by a London Borough are dealt with under civil law.

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Eric Pickles opposed to Littering From Vehicles Bill

On August 12, 2013, in Fixed Penalty Notices, Litter fines, by PeterSilverman
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the leader of that opposition seems to be Eric Pickles

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MP calls for litter louts to spend 100 hours clearing up litter and dog mess

On June 24, 2013, in Fixed Penalty Notices, Litter fines, Parliament, by PeterSilverman
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I would love to see, for example, people who think that it is funny or clever to drop litter spending 100 or 200 hours clearing up litter or dog fouling

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