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Droitwich man prosecuted for littering
8:40am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
A DROITWICH Spa man has been prosecuted for littering.
Patrick Hulburd, 45, of Charland Court, Droitwich, was also seen by Wychavon District Council’s community safety warden, Trevor Clark dropping an empty can in a hedgerow.
The warden spoke to Hulburd, who said he would go back and pick it up. When Hulburd did not pick up the empty can he was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £75, or £50 if paid within 10 days, for depositing the litter.
The Fixed Penalty Notice was not paid so a summons was issued to attend Worcester Magistrates Court. Hulburd pleaded guilty by post, which resulted in a fine of £75 with £300 court costs and £20 victim surcharge.
David Roberts, environmental crime enforcement officer at Wychavon District Council, said: “We are repeatedly told by our residents that littering is an important issue to them. It is also one of the council’s priorities to protect the local environment and tackle people that litter. We would always prefer people to act decently and dispose of their litter in the correct way – they can use the ashtrays in their cars or use one of 800 litter bins we have across the district. But if people are determined to blight the district with their rubbish then we will fine them.”
Anyone who sees someone dropping litter can call Wychavon District Council on 01386 565018.
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