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Tougher tactics to curb littering and dog fouling

A pilot enforcement scheme is being launched after residents called overwhelmingly for a tougher stance on litter louts.

ASB in green spaces

News release: 08 September 2011

The scheme, which will see wardens patrolling the borough with the powers to issue fixed penalty notices, will target anyone caught dropping rubbish, cigarette buts or spitting chewing gum.

Wardens will focus on town centres and parks when the scheme launches in September. They will also issue fines to anyone who fails to clean up after their dog or allows their pet off its lead on a pavement or in a public open space. 

Cabinet Member for Improvement, Partnerships and Community Safety, Cllr Douglas Mills, said: "Dropping litter in the street or not cleaning up after a dog is unacceptable and we plan on taking a hard line against it. This is something residents have told us they want and we hope doing this will mean cleaner streets and help us take this kind of anti-social behaviour out of the picture in Hillingdon."

The wardens will verify the name and address of the offender and issue a fixed penalty notice for £80, which will be reduced to £50 if it is paid within 10 days. 

Fines are never required to be paid on the spot. They can be paid by phone with a debit or credit card or by cheque by post to the Civic Centre. Failure to pay will result in court prosecution.

Littering and dog fouling are issues being tackled through the council's awareness initiative, 'Taking ASB out of the picture'.

Hillingdon has some of the lowest levels of ASB in London and levels have fallen significantly over the last five years. However the council, working with its partners including the police, is keen to ensure that ASB levels are kept low and that the concerns of residents continue to be addressed.

For more information visit www.hillingdon.gov.uk/asb

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