Thurrock litter bugs hit by fines of over £800

Basildon Magistrates Court

PEOPLE who have dropped cigarette butts in Thurrock have been hit with fines averaging over £800.

Six cases went in front of the bench at Basildon magistrates court on May 23rd.

The following persons were fined:

Faur Anamaria, London Road, Grays was fined a total of £927 for dropping a cigarette butt on December 9th, 2016 in London Road, Grays. Proved in absence.

Malina Crisan, aged 19, London Road, Grays was fined £927 for dropping a cigarette butt on December 9th, 2016 in London Road, Grays. Proved in absence.

Sharon Farley, aged 46, Wills Hill, Stanford-le-Hope was fined £898 for dropping a cigarette butt on December 20th, 2016 on St Johns Way, Corringham. Proved in absence.

Jennifer Macini, aged 42, of Dudley Close, Chafford Hundred, was fined £716 for dropping a cigarette butt on December 8th in Grays High Street.

Albu Marius, aged 27, of London Road, Grays was fined £860 for dropping a cigarette butt on London Road, Grays on December 9th, 2016. Prived in absence.

Catalin Miculescu, aged 25, of Peterswood, Harlow was fined £631 for dropping a cigarette butt on December 8th, 2016 in Grays Shopping Centre.

This appears to be the first people fined by the litter wardens from Kingdom Services who have been employed by Thurrock Council as part of a plot scheme.

4 Responses to "Thurrock litter bugs hit by fines of over £800"

  1. youneed2no   May 25, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Try proving this isn’t a money making scheme, OK they dropped litter, a bit over the top for hardly a handful of litter, as said previously written TBC should adopt a firmer stance on the real rogues in Thurrock, those fly tipping around rural Thurrock or don’t TBC and these guys have the balls to take them on.

  2. rocket1   May 26, 2017 at 12:30 am

    i think this is great,put your litter in the bin.

  3. a.small   May 26, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Serves them right, the only reason they ended up with such a huge fine was because they didn’t pay the £80 fine in the first place. Taking people to court for non-payment of fines is very expensive, and you wouldn’t want to be paying for their prosecution out of your council tax would you?

  4. youneed2no   May 26, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Yes I get all of this, great that TBC are showing us how they are at convicting the litterer’s, in reality I won’t be happy until I see those who tip the 100’s of tonnes of detritus across rural Thurrock in court and being sentenced accordingly and TBC get the real rewards of £100,000’s to cover the costs of clearance then putting back these areas to how they were before the tipping and cover the cost of the enforcement.

    Mr Gledhill and his hard line approach is a smokescreen, choosing some mutual back slapping in the chamber whilst those fly tippers go about their work, laughable!

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