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Litter louts face on-the-spot fine in Arun District

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People caught dropping litter or failing to clear up after their dog could face an on the spot fine in the Arun District. It's part of a new 12 month enforcement trial similar to one running in East Hampshire. Offenders will face a maximum penalty of £1,000.

The Council will liaise with an enforcement company to target problem-areas. It says the funding will come directly from fines, rather than from Arun District Council's budget. East Hampshire District Council says the scheme run in their area has been a success with an 87% payment rate and a 99% success rate for prosecutions.