Dear Councillor Tolley,
Around £2 million of Council Tax payers’ money is spent each year cleaning up litter. This is money that the Council could be using to support local families, help local businesses and use to make life better for the people living in our Borough.
Our contract with the enforcement officers is paid for through the fines collected. This means that only the inconsiderate people who are littering, and making the Borough a less tidy place for everyone else, pay for it.
Preventing litter with a scheme that is at no cost to Council Tax payers ls, to use your own words, "worth in the name of keeping the town tidy".
A large number of fines are issued for people dropping cigarette bulls. This ls because all forms of litter should be targeted and, sadly, a frequent cause of litter is cigarette butts.