Enforcement team dish out £7,500 of fines in month-long Ilford crackdown
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More than £7,500 of fines were handed out in Ilford town centre by Redbridge Council’s enforcement team, during a month-long crack down on littering.
Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal praised the group for having a “real impact” on one of the borough’s “major issues”.
As well as the fines, the team identified nine fly tipping incidents, seized illegal perfume from a street vendor and issued four verbal warnings for spitting.
Cllr Athwal said: “This is about Redbridge sticking up for those that want to make the borough better and ensuring those who drop litter and idly leave their rubbish on the street get the punishment they deserve.”
In total 91 Fixed Penalty Notices were issued, 89 for littering, one for failure to produce a waste carrier’s licence, and one for use of a board on the footway despite previous warnings.
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Cllr Athwal added: “The team are not just about fines and punishment, there here to help instil pride into the borough and you can also see they are doing the little things to help make people’s lives better.
“Whether that’s helping someone by providing advice or directions, or returning a lost dog to its owner. I’m very proud of the work they are accomplishing.”
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