Southport Women Fined £75 For Missing The Ashtray

4th February 2015

Above: A Lord Street smoker is left with bill for £75- after her cigarette missed the cigarette bin and finished on the floor.

Sefton Council signed a contract to employ additional enforcement officers to patrol Southport’s streets in June last year, ordering them to issue fixed penalty notices to anyone caught dropping litter in Southport.

The authority appointed NSL Ltd to undertake the work.

Litter wardens are now patrolling the streets of Southport stopping anyone caught dropping litter or in the case below, missing the street ashtray.

They can be seen wearing red or blue jackets and are also be equipped with body cameras to record their contact with offenders.

They have been issuing fixed penalty notices of £75 for littering and dog fouling offences. This will be reduced to £50 if paid within 10 days.

Offenders who fail to pay will be prosecuted.

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Another job well done by the Southport litter wardens.