Published On: Fri, Jul 25th, 2014 on 2:58 pm

Calderdale gets tough on litterers and dog foulers

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The council is taking a tougher stance against litterers and dog foulers in an effort to keep Calderdale tidy.

Calderdale council has already prosecuted two individuals in the borough for environmental offences.

A man from Halifax was fined £820 for not cleaning up after his dog.

He was found guilty of a dog fouling offence he committed in the town in November 2013, and was fined £200 with a £20 Victim Surcharge, plus costs of £600.

One woman from Mixenden also threw a cigarette from her car, and was found guilty of a litter offence.

The cigarette end she threw from a vehicle ended up costing her £547. She was fined £200 with a £20 Victim Surcharge. The council was also awarded full costs of £327.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Steve Sweeney, said: “Keeping Calderdale clean and tidy is a priority for us, and we will not hesitate to take action if people litter.

“We live in such a picturesque area, it’s important we do all that we can to keep it looking this way.”

The council will issue a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80 to anyone who commits such offences.

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