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Specialist officers to crack down on people who litter on the streets of Bath and North East Somerset

Credit: ITV West Country

Specialist officers will be cracking down on people who litter on the streets of Bath and North East Somerset.

From the start of March, uniformed patrol officers will be fining people who deliberately drop rubbish up to £150.

£150
potential fine for people who deliberately litter.
Patrol officers will be fining people who deliberately drop rubbish up to £150. Credit: ITV West Country

Bath and North East Somerset Council says from March 1st "litter and dog fouling enforcement officers" will work across the region.

Under a 12-month agreement, company 3GS will provide enforcement officers who will work from 7am to 7pm seven days a week.

The Council says as well as issuing fines, the uniformed officers "will also prioritise education and prevention to help people understand that littering is a criminal offence and will not be accepted in Bath and North East Somerset".

Bath and North East Somerset is a truly beautiful place and it both frustrates and saddens me when I see litter dumped in our streets, parks and in public places at considerable cost to the council. I hope this scheme will act both as a deterrent as well as educate people about littering and dog fouling and the cost it has not just to the council but to the environment that we all share.

– Councillor Bob Goodman