THURROCK Council continues to take action on littering throughout the borough after three litter offenders were forced to pay more than £1,000 between them.
On Monday 29 April, three people were prosecuted and found guilty of littering offences in Thurrock, given a criminal record and ordered to pay a fine and costs at Basildon Magistrates Court. All three had been previously issued a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) by enforcement officers.
Anyone who commits littering and dog fouling offences, including not disposing of cigarette stubs properly, in Thurrock can receive a £150 fine. Those who do not pay the £150 fine will face prosecution.
The names of those prosecuted are:
Lisa Sanders of Parsonage Road, Grays, – fine £150; costs £250; victim surcharge £30; total £430
Joseph Ogidan of Oakhill Road, Purfleet, – fine £100; costs £125; victim surcharge £30; total £255
Rachel Eades of Harrap Chase, Grays, – fine £150; costs £250; victim surcharge £30; total £430
Between April 2018 and March 2019, the number of FPNs issued for littering, dropping cigarettes butts and various forms of anti-social behaviour was 4,062. The number of above FPNs paid was 2,252.
For more information, go to thurrock.gov.uk/litter