Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Thurrock Council continue to get tough on litter louts

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.

Basildon Magistrates Court

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


  1. How about all the litter the bin men drop and leave in the road. can we see some action on this too.


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