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More Bins Installed After Residents' Complaints

Monday October 6 2014

A CAMPAIGN to install more litter bins has been successful after weeks of complaints about the "overzealous" issuing of litter fines.

Plans to tackle concerns about litter and on-the-spot fines on Wombwell High Street have been set in motion.

Local residents had raised concerns about the issue when community enforcement officers, who can issue £75 fines for dropped litter, began to patrol the High Street area which was largely absent of bins.

But now a new bin has been installed in the area outside Tesco Express and discussions are also in progress to install further bins along the High Street.

Andrew Cole, one of the High Street Committee founders who attended the meeting, said the enforcement officers had been "overzealous" but the situation has now improved.

"We haven't seen as many enforcement officers and we have been told that other bins are on order," he added.

"It's good to see them making a start on it, we are going to give them some time to see what progress they make over the next few weeks."

Coun Dick Wraith said: "We already had a bin on order for the High Street and we have another on order for the bus stop further down on Barnsley Road.

"Looking at it, there will have to be some funding for them because it isn't fair if people are getting fines when there aren't any bins close by.

"We brought the enforcement officers in after people raised concerns about litter. They're part of the solution."

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Reply Posted by Dr Debate on Tuesday October 7 2014 at 07:51
A Wombwell councillor speaking up on behalf of local people thers a surprise.

Perhaps they could speack to BMBC and get some one to clean the pavements up and under the seats on the high street.

That would be appreciated too. The area stinks where you are sat.

Reply Posted by C l on Saturday October 11 2014 at 17:00
They need to install dog waste bins also, if you walk along the trans penine trail past netherwood school either way there are no bins for miles so you either carry your black bag for ages (like we do ) or chuck it in the trees which is what plenty of others do by the looks of it.

Reply Posted by bob on Saturday October 11 2014 at 22:21
I agree c i i don't even think ive seen a bin on there, but then the council who we pay will have to empty them

Reply Posted by Jimmy on Tuesday October 14 2014 at 11:41
I'd like to see litter fines issued in Worsbrough Common. The Poles and Slovakian Roma think it's acceptable to dump rubbish in the street. It might be acceptable in Eastern Europe but it's not here.

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Tuesday October 14 2014 at 11:54
Has do lots of 'born n bred'

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Tuesday October 14 2014 at 11:55
As do lots of 'Born n Bred'

Reply Posted by Jimmy on Tuesday October 14 2014 at 17:34
Individual pieces of rubbish maybe. Our Continental cousins dump whole bin bags. The Council say it's a "cultural issue" not a littering one.