This afternoon we walked along Broad Road collecting rubbish. We had only walked from the railway bridge to Pegasus Riding School before our bags were full. We had one bag for general rubbish (top of photo) and another, larger bag for cans and plastics, so they can be recycled.
All this just from a few hundred metres. It’s virtually all Tenants lager cans, so probably just one or two low-life scumbags who think they can litter freely. Disgusting.
We shall be out again tomorrow to finish off in Broad Road. But it would be lovely if any other villagers fancy combining a walk with some civic duty and litter pick around our parishes.
If only we could name and shame the perpetrators! If you do see anyone throwing litter (anywhere, not just Monxton) please report it in the comments section and to TVBC.
Section 87 and 88 of the Environmental Protection Act (1990) states that if a person drops, throws, deposits or leaves anything so as to cause defacement in any land open to the air, they could be committing a littering offence. Litter includes all smoking, drinking and food related waste including cigarette butts and chewing gum.
Test Valley Borough Council has a zero tolerance approach to littering.
The Environmental Service Enforcement Team patrol throughout the whole Borough and will issue a Fixed Penalty Notice to anyone caught littering.
The Fixed Penalty Notice is £80 (or £50 if paid within 7 days).
Failure to pay will result in prosecution which may lead to a fine of up to £2500.