I READ the other day about the possibility of issuing fines to people for swearing. Could anyone tell me what age you need to be to be fined?
I ask because where I live there are bins for litter with signs warning of £75 fines for dropping litter.
I phoned Sheffield Council saying there is more litter on the floor than in the bin and asked why they weren’t fining people who littered. I also pointed out that there is a school nearby and pupils go to the shop or chip shop at lunch time. When they have eaten up, they drop the rubbish on the floor.
I was told they can’t fine people under 18 years of age. That’s just the age of the people who drop rubbish.
To me, if you are old or young you should all be fined.