Almost 5,000 litterbugs were given £80 fines after being caught by council enforcement officers in Birmingham last year, new figures have revealed - raising almost £400,000.
Oscott Councillors support the Birmingham City Council who are committed to dealing with environmental crime by the use of Fixed Penalty Notices. Authorised officers of the council issue Fixed Penalty Notices for a range of criminal offences.
A Fixed Penalty Notice is an 'on the spot' fine for committing offences such as:
- Dog Fouling
- Businesses not having a waste removal contract
- Unauthorised distribution of literature i.e. flyers,leaflets
I have also worked with the Hawthorn Traders Association to try and get traders to do more and the Environmental team have removed a number of un-authorised posters and so on.