Nuneaton town-goers to discover how Council are tackling littering this Wednesday

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 20 August 2022

NUNEATON TOWN-GOERS will be able to discover first-hand at how the Borough Council are handling with littering, from a stall hosted by the Environmental Enforcement Officers this Wednesday.

Litter scattered all across Queens Road – including fast-food cups (Image: Vaughan Moore)

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s Environmental Enforcement Officer will be explaining how he and members of the enforcement contracy company deal with littering at a stall on Nuneaton Market, starting at 8.30am on Wednesday, 24 August.

The Enforcement Officer will be accompanied by the Council’s dog warden, where he will speak and educate listeners about the Environmental Protection Act 1990, in a bid to reduce numbers of these offences.

The Act covers all fly tipping incidents, both business and residential, waste contracts and Duty of Care offences for businesses and all littering offences for members of the public.

The Enforcement Officer even has powers to investigate and prosecute under the Highways Act 1980 for fly-posting and dog fouling.

Over the last 18 months, he has prosecuted over 900 businesses and offenders for a variety of these offences.

The Council’s recycle trailer will be there, along with a series of games for children to see if they can put waste in the correct bins and a quiz with the winner receiving a gift bag from District Enforcement.

Coun. Sue Markham, the Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Services, said: “This will be a great opportunity for members of the public to meet and talk with NBBC enforcement team and see exactly what the procedures are.

“It may discourage people from inadvertently littering and dog fouling.

“It is important that we support the environment we live in and play our part in keeping the streets clear of litter of all kinds.”

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