City litterbugs are prosecuted

Sheffield .... Litter capital of the world'Rubbish dumped on Queen Mary Road in Sheffield
Sheffield .... Litter capital of the world'Rubbish dumped on Queen Mary Road in Sheffield
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Litter louts have been prosecuted for dropping waste in the streets of Sheffield.

The 25 offenders had their cases dealt with by Sheffield magistrates after failing to pay Fixed Penalty Notices imposed by Sheffield Council.

They were fined a total of £4,790.

The tally includes homegrown offenders as well as litterbugs visiting from as far afield as Devon, Essex, Sussex and Hertfordshire.

More than 900 Fixed Penalty Notices have been issued in the city in the past 12 months, with most paid promptly, according to Sheffield Council.

Councillor Jack Scott, Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene, said: “We are delighted that once more the courts are backing the council’s strong approach to littering and we hope these cases show we will not tolerate those who spoil our city.

“We want residents and visitors to Sheffield alike to be proud of the city and we know first impressions and litter-free streets really do count.”

Fixed Penalty Notices cost litter louts £75, or £50 if paid within 10 days.

But if fines remain unpaid then people face a fine plus court costs.

Last month another 52 offenders caught dropping litter in the city were prosecuted.

Littering is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Where an offence is spotted by council officials, offenders are obliged to give their name and address.

The latest to be convicted from South Yorkshire are: Nathan Atkinson of Cambridge Street, Clifton, Rotherham; Craig Alan Benson of Cherry Street, Highfield, Sheffield; Martina Carr of Plowright Close, Gleadless, Sheffield; Abbie Compton of Bellhouse Road, Firth Park, Sheffield; Amy Louise Cook of St Celia’s Road, Doncaster; Mark Graeme Dunn of Western Terrace, Wombwell, Barnsley; Sarah Louise Hunt of Cartmell Road, Firth Park, Sheffield; Rebecca Louise Lythall of Maplebeck Drive, Tinsley, Sheffield; Andrew Christopher Monk of Division Street, Sheffield city centre; Aarron Redman of Lindsay Crescent, Parson Cross, Sheffield; David Reynolds of Leamington Street, Crookes; Ben Robertson of Monteney Crescent, Parson Cross, Sheffield; Zak Rushton of Erskine Crescent, Arbourthorne, Sheffield, and Bethany Tee of Lingfoot Crescent, Jordanthorpe, Sheffield.

Those convicted from further afield are: Mohammed Afzal of Brighton, Samuel Christopher from Wigan, John England from Grimsby, Robert King from Exeter, Ashley Lawton of Glossop, Kevin Luckett from Essex, Elizabeth Rowland from Nottingham, Julie Smith from Keighley, Tamzin Waldron from Crawley, David Wakefield from Essex, and Kirsty Walsh from Hertfordshire.