23 Dartford litter bugs and fly-tippers fork out £11,400 in fines

PUBLISHED: 15:31 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:31 16 August 2017

Litterers and fly-tippers were fined on Monday

Litterers and fly-tippers were fined on Monday

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Nearly two dozen people were prosecuted on Monday

Legal action to bring down 23 litterers and fly-tippers has seen magistrates order more than £11,400 worth of fines and costs.

Dartford council took the offenders to Medway Magistrates’ Court on Monday as it bids to keep the borough’s streets clean.

One of the fly-tippers was fined £885, while another 18 hearings over the non-payment of a £75 littering fine were found guilty and fined once again.

Says Jeremy Kite, leader of Dartford council: “Keeping our streets clean is a big priority, but there’s no doubt that there is a small number of people and organisations who are willing to step outside the bounds of normal civic behaviour and it’s these that we are targeting most heavily. Nobody wants to see rubbish in their streets or in the countryside and these fines prove that the council will take positive action that will lead to prosecution.”

Fly-tipping can be reported to the council via 01322 343434 during office hours or 0345 634 1212 out of hours.

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