Litter affects us all, it disrupts the beauty of our local environment in Wealden and costs £1,112,000 to clean-up. That is why the new Litter Strategy sets out plans to help to tackle this anti-social behaviour, making sure Wealden’s attractiveness is not reduced by litter, and helping our local economy to prosper and grow.
As part of the first national Litter Strategy, litter louts could be hit with £150 fines. This will build on measures to better distribute public bins, making it easier to throw away rubbish, and the recommendation that offenders on community sentences help to clear up fly-tipped waste. These plans will make sure that in Wealden we can all enjoy the local environment, and that it is a clean, healthy place to live and work in.
We want to be the first generation to leave our environment in a better state than we found it, and tackling litter is an important part of our drive to make Wealden a better place to live and visit.
Nus Ghani MP commented: “Litter is something that can ruin a beautiful environment like Wealden. I want to make sure our area remains a great place to live in, work in and that the local economy can thrive.
“The Litter Strategy will make it easier for people to get rid of litter properly, creating an anti-littering culture and introducing tougher enforcement measures to hit thoughtless litter louts in the pocket.
“We want to make sure that Wealden is a nice local environment for us to all enjoy – tackling litter is an important part of our drive to make it a better place to live.”