More than £6,000 in fines imposed by magistrates on people who drop their rubbish

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LITTERBUGS have been warned to use the bin or face the courts after another 20 prosecutions by Doncaster Council.

Last month, Doncaster magistrates handed out fines and charges totalling nearly £6,300 following prosecutions by Doncaster Council for littering.

Fines, costs and victim surcharges amounted to £6,296.

Coun Cynthia Ransome, cabinet member for communities, said: “Doncaster is a good place to live and work but there are still people who shirk their responsibility to bin waste. Residents tell us litter is one of their top concerns and we will continue to take strong action against the small minority who cause the problem.”

People found guilty in their absence of littering, fined £175 and ordered to pay £163 costs were: Tanya Birkett of St Paul’s Parade, Scawsby; Tracey Bailey of Barnsley Road, Moorends; Claire Frost of Elm Tree Grove, Thorne; Claire Fletcher of Rolleston Road, Carcroft; Alisha Dwyer of Hunt Lane, Bentley; Vanessa Coyne of Cowdor Street, Bentley; Samantha Clarke of Beckett Road, Wheatley; Tracey Chapman of Norman Crescent, Rossington; Donna Causer of Church Road, Stainforth; Louise Shemer of Sceptre Grove, Rossington; Kim Sheerin of Stoneclose Avenue, Doncaster; Helen Sutcliffe of Gordon Street, Doncaster.

The following were fined £100 and ordered to pay £163 costs for littering, found guilty in their absence: Davy Hunter of Coppice Road, Highfields; Nicola Shaw of Browning Road, Mexborough; Kerrie Anne Neill of Lime Tree Crescent, Rossington.

The following admitted littering and were fined £75: Ian Sharp of Poplar Terrace, Bentley; Emma Fraser of Edward Street, Rossington; Karen Barnes of South Street, Highfields. Jacqueline Corness of Third Avenue, Woodlands admitted littering and was fined £65.

David Bird of King Georges Road, Rossington, admitted leaving bags of domestic waste and was fined £135 and ordered to pay £303 costs.