A new team of enforcement officers have taken to the streets of Boston this month in a bid to tackle people who deliberately drop litter, who don’t clean up after their dog and those who fly-tip instead of taking a trip to the tip.
These new officers began patrolling areas of Boston at the beginning of this month and have been issuing fines daily.
Anyone they spot either dropping litter, urinating, spitting, fails to pick up after their dog or fails to be able to provide the means to pick up after their dog will receive an immediate £150 fixed penalty notice. Anyone who does not discharge their responsibility by paying the fine will be taken to court and prosecuted.
As well as dog excrement, litter and fly tipping, the team have also been given the powers to deal with other problems such as graffiti, fly-posting, exposing vehicles for sale on the highway, repairing vehicles on the highway, abandoned vehicles, failure to produce a waste transfer note, failure to produce a waste carrier licence and Duty of Care. Some of their work will be carried out using information passed to us by members of the public and local councillors.
It is hoped that because of our zero tolerance approach people will decide to dispose of their rubbish more responsibly and this will help keep Boston much cleaner and improve the overall look of the town and surrounding areas
Portfolio holder for environmental services, which includes street cleaning, Cllr Yvonne Stevens, said: “”Littering and fly-tipping are two of the most regular complaints we receive from the public. Residents have had enough of those people who don’t care about the effects their behaviour has on their neighbours or the environment.
“The enforcement team will do everything in their power to stop this and help make the streets of Boston much cleaner.”