Wednesday, 27 July 2011

SMOKING CAN DAMAGE YOUR WEALTH

Long Eaton man Shamsher Sahota has been ordered to pay a total of £215 by Derby Magistrates after they found him guilty of dropping a cigarette end in the street.
Mr Sahota,47, of Chesterfield Avenue, had been given an on-the-spot fine by an Erewash Borough Council Neighbourhood Warden but he denied committing the offence and chose to have his case heard in court rather than pay the £75 fine. He was convicted by magistrates on July 14th.

Following the case, Councillor Barbara Harrison, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for the Environment, said:
“Dropping cigarette ends – or any litter – in the street is anti-social and will not be tolerated. This case should serve as a warning to all those who think it is acceptable to drop litter and let someone else clean up after them. There is no excuse for this behaviour as litter bins are provided in all public places and regularly emptied. Erewash Borough Council will continue to issue Fixed Penalty Notices or, where necessary, prosecute anyone caught dumping litter in our streets, parks and other public places.”
Residents who wish to report dog fouling, fly tipping, littering, abandoned vehicles and graffiti can use the Council’s PRIDE Line, a 24-hour confidential hotline for the reporting of environmental crime on 0115 8508383. Alternatively email: prideline@erewash.gov.uk