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Zero Tolerance To Be Shown To Litterbugs

Friday April 11 2014




THE council has vowed to clamp down on Barnsley's litterbugs and has warned that offenders will be punished with heavy fines.

Coun Charlie Wraith branded litter-dropping residents as 'cretins' at Thursday's full council meeting, before Coun Joe Hayward asked for offenders to be named and shamed.

"Enough is enough," Coun Hayward added. "We should not tolerate litter in Barnsley and there should be a zero tolerance approach. It is time for them to be named and shamed."

Coun Wraith visited Littleworth Park near Monk Bretton and described an 'indescribable' amount of litter strewn across the area.

He said: "There was easily two wagon loads of rubbish. We are looking at addresses of alleged offenders and hopefully there will be successful prosecutions."

What do you think to this? Do you back the zero tolerance approach? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by rachel on Friday April 11 2014 at 11:18
Do ya know one of the worst offenders of littering? The bin lorries. About time ya clamped down on how abominal collection is!!!

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Friday April 11 2014 at 11:41
About time!

Reply Posted by sid on Friday April 11 2014 at 13:12
Cudworth,s bad, and it gets me going too,but who will be around to enforce these fines? Bit silly really.

Reply Posted by dirty gits on Friday April 11 2014 at 17:53
Bout time folk got fined for dog s**t.

Reply Posted by Kfc on Saturday April 12 2014 at 19:20
Name and Shame that's the only answer. Start some where positive particular has the council have stopped cleaning the streets.

Reply Posted by anon on Saturday April 12 2014 at 19:37
It's a daft threat. Where's the wages coming from? Litter will always be around,not enough people care. Dirty and lazy!

Reply Posted by Nic on Sunday April 13 2014 at 11:49
Lazy, dirty subhumans.

Reply Posted by andy on Sunday April 13 2014 at 12:40
i have a dog and clean up after,i also clean the cat **** up in my garden not my cats,upto now i have put 5 cats in the bin my shovel is a half descent weapon

Reply Posted by Jim on Monday April 14 2014 at 07:59
He should have a look at the new skatepark they've just opened at Hoyle mill, and it's only been open a week or so

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Monday April 14 2014 at 13:19
To be fair, the area around Hoyle Mill has been full of crap well before the Skate Park came along! But you are right, those using it need to clean up after themselves and to be fair some of them do. I noticed a few picking up all the litter and not just there own last week. Sadly it was also the same day my wife saw an elderly couple parked in the car park next to a litter bin, they opened the window and threw the remains of their breakfast out if it, not even attempting to get to the bin. This type of behaviour has no age boundaries, after all how many 'youths' would be dumping old Fridges, TV's etc

Reply Posted by Mike Lee on Monday April 14 2014 at 12:20
So when do these fines/Naming & Shaming come in?. Why don't WAB ask Coun Wraith to report back in say 3 months time with the results?? Oh save the time and just say now - There are None!!!

Reply Posted by bananas on Monday April 14 2014 at 20:08
I want to report the gypsys that trespass and dump there crap..or is it ok for them to do what they want?

Reply Posted by southern boy on Monday April 14 2014 at 20:22
I though BMBC had people employed to fine people for littering and dog owners for letting their dogs crap all over the place oh maybe they are too busy sitting in their offices eating pies

Reply Posted by Jenkis on Monday April 14 2014 at 20:25
Some of the worst offenders seem to be those who throw litter out of their cars, especially plastic drinks bottles and cans. Also McDonald's and other takeaway litter strewn on the side of the road. Children need to be taught at school about the importance of discarding litter on the pavements, the just don't seem to care. A new litter advertising campaign is needed along with tougher fines. Those who do not pick up after their pets give those who do a bad name, and I agree with previous comments regarding cats.

Reply Posted by pc on Monday April 14 2014 at 22:05
Pitty the council only look for scapegoats.

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Friday April 25 2014 at 10:18
Well here I am sat waiting for a call back from the Traveller Liaison officer, it seems to report an environmental / tipping issue (human faeces) that originates from a couple of Traveller caravans has to go through the Liaison officer and not the environment office!