Litter louts find it’s costly in court!

IN the latest round of prosecutions undertaken by Thurrock Council, 14 more people have been prosecuted for not paying littering fines – bringing the total amount levied against litter louts in the borough to £18,102.

Thirty-five people in total have now been brought befoe the court and they were fined a total of £8,394, with costs of £8,574 and victim surcharge of £1,134

Hearings at Basildon Magistrates Court last week saw the latest 14 found guilty, given a criminal record and ordered to pay a much larger fine.

As part of the Thurrock Council’s clean it, cut it, fill it initiative, enforcement officers have been deployed across the borough to tackle littering and help ensure the borough is clean for residents to enjoy.

Council Leader Cllr Rob Gledhill, said: “These prosecutions build on the work we have already done prosecuting 21 people in May and June.

“Residents want us to take action against those spoiling the borough, which is why we have also increased the cost of the value to maximum permissible by law.

“Litter louts have a choice – put your litter in a bin or risk a fine, a day in court and a criminal record.”

Those prosecuted are:

  • Alexandra Oros of Draper Close, Grays fined £460
  • Kirsty Hurrell of Centurion Way, Purfleet fined £460
  • Raz Kamil of Chancellor Road, Southend on Sea fined £460
  • Tiffany Smith of Serpentine Close, Romford fined £460
  • Christopher Wood of Laundry Road, Hammersmith fined £460
  • Claudia Ane of Bedford Road, Grays fined £460
  • Stacey Mitchell of  Argent Street, Grays fined £460
  • Mohammed Shiekh of Caspian Close, Purfleet fined £460
  • Eva Szymanska of Victoria Avenue, Grays fined £460
  • Agnes Berecz of Culverdown, Basildon fined £460
  • Niall Guilfoyle of Kent Road, Grays was fined £397
  • Marius Adriani of St Leonards Close, Grays fined £460
  • Toni Cunningham of Stephenson Avenue, Tilbury fined £460
  • Alan Denison of Maplin Gardens, Tilbury fined £270