Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay, has welcomed the announcement today of the Government’s new Litter Strategy.
As part of the first national Litter Strategy litter louts could be hit with £150 fines. This will build on measures to better distribute public bins, making it easier to throw away rubbish, and the recommendation that offenders on community sentences help to clear up fly-tipped waste.
Commenting, Steve said:
“This new strategy sets out plans to help to tackle this anti-social behaviour, making Cornwall a more attractive area and helping our local economy to prosper and grow.”
“Litter affects us all, it blights our local environment in Cornwall and costs £3,816,000 to clean-up.”
“The Litter Strategy will make it easier for people to get rid of litter properly in Mid-Cornwall, creating an anti-littering culture and introducing tougher enforcement measures to hit thoughtless litter louts in the pocket.”
“We want to be the first generation to leave our environment in in a better state than we found it, and tackling litter is an important part of our drive to make Mid-Cornwall a better place to live and visit.”