Posted: Wed 9th Jul 2014

Garden City women fined £470 for dropping cigarette in street

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jul 9th, 2014

A women from Garden City has been fined £470 for dropping a cigarette in a Shotton Street. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Flintshire County Council carried out a successful prosecution against Miss Claire Forrester from Sealand Avenue in Garden City on Thursday 26 June.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Miss Forrester failed to pay the £75 fixed penalty notice fine (FPN)  for a littering offence of dropping a cigarette butt outside Iceland on Victoria Road in Shotton on 20 March, she was taken to court and ordered to pay a total of £470 including fine and costs. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Councillor Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Waste Strategy, Public Protection and Leisure said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Operation Clean-Up is designed to send out a strong message to the minority of people who still persist in littering the streets of Flintshire.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The scheme is about residents being able to enjoy clean roads and public places and Council will not tolerate littering, dog fouling, fly-tipping or graffiti. If people don’t pay the initial fines the Council will prosecute.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Standard FPN carries a fine of £75 but this is reduced to £50 if paid within seven days, problems occur when the fine remains unpaid. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Flintshire County Council will take the case to prosecution and once it is passed to the Courts the Council has no control over the level of fine if the prosecution is successful. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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