Higher fines for litter bugs who don’t show

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another 17 people have been convicted of littering offences across the borough by Doncaster magistrates.

Deputy Mayor Coun Cynthia Ransome, the cabinet member for street scene and environmental protection, said: “We work hard to make our area an attractive place to live, work and visit, so anyone who is caught littering anywhere in the borough, from the town centre to our villages, has to pay for their actions.

“Ignoring a fine or a court appearance won’t make it go away and, although people shouldn’t drop litter in the first place, if they pay the initial fixed penalty this would be far less costly.”

Those who entered guilty pleas by post and were fined £35 were: Cherie Ann Bell, of Levet Road, Cantley; Beverley Bramham, of Farringdon Drive, New Rossington; Jordan McDonald, of Laburnum Drive, Armthorpe; John Morris, of Edward Road, Carcroft; and Christopher Wilson, of High Hazel Road, Moorends.

Other defendants whose case was proved in their absence were fined £200 with costs of up to £167.

They were: Philip Coleiro, of Strathmoor Grove, Wath-Upon-Dearne, Rotherham; Dean Goddard, of Leyfield Court, Armthorpe; Danny Hayes, of Beaconsfield Road, Hexthorpe; Amanda Holder, of Barnsley Road, Moorends; Alison Keir, of Argyle Street, Goole; Lesley Littleford, of Patrick Stirling Court, Doncaster; Shraz Malik, of Crossways, Wheatley Hills; Leanne Owen, of Skellow Road, Skellow; Adrian Potterton, of Low Road, Doncaster; Cathy Louise Price, of Hesley Road, Rossington; Ricki Todd, of The Battlefields, South End, Thorne; and Mark Brian Walker, of Westfield Road, Hatfield.