Manchester news Plans to tackle litter and flytipping to cost £4m a year in Wigan Manchester united news
PremierLeague-News.Com - Of the £4 million spent by council each year, £800,000 of that is dealing with fly tippers.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Plans to tackle littering and fly-tipping costing £4 million a year have been given the green light. Cabinet members in Wigan approved the litter strategy at a council meeting this week. A zero-tolerance approach to environmental crime through enforcement action has been promised by council bosses who pushed through the plan at a cabinet meeting on November 24. This ‘huge societal problem’ was flagged in a survey taken by residents, businesses and communities who demanded a litter-free borough. In the past year, the council’s environment team have issued 54 penalty notices, 33 community protection notices and got five successful prosecutions in court, all in relation to littering and fly-tipping, the Confident Places Scrutiny Committee was told last month. READ MORE: 'Give me your money or I'll take you to the moors and you'll never be seen again' Councillor Paul Prescott, cabinet portfolio holder for environment, said: “We are proud of our borough’s thriving greenspaces and bustling district centres, but the message is that we all have a role to play when it comes to being responsible for keeping litter and fly-tipping off our streets. “We will be launching a supporting campaign in the new year to catch people’s imaginations and hopefully engage our communities in this really important work to keep our borough tidy.” Improved ‘binfrastructure’, enhanced monitoring, tougher enforcement, stronger partnerships with businesses, community action through volunteering, guidance to schools and colleges and adult education are the seven key objectives of the Litter Prevention Strategy for Wigan Borough.
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. This was followed by sweet and crisps packets, plastic bottles, and takeaway food packaging. Of the £4 million spent by council each year, £800,000 of that is dealing with fly tippers, Wigan Town Hall heard previously. Coun Prescott added: “As it says in the strategy; ‘every pound of taxpayer’s money spent clearing up after people who fly-tip in our borough, drop litter on our streets or fail to clean up after their pets, is a pound that could be invested in our schools, enhancing our local environment or caring for people in need. But this is not just about the money being spent on clearing our streets and public spaces. Littering and fly-tipping is a real blight on our environment. “It is unsightly, can cause problems for local wildlife, and can cause major damage to our local waterways and animals that depend on them.” Get more of today's headlines here READ NEXT: Greater Manchester Police took EIGHT hours to respond to 999 call about 'suicidal woman' who was later found dead Manchester United hooligans fight their OWN fans in moments ahead of Old Trafford chaos Inside Manchester's abandoned iconic building that's been left derelict for years Local coffee shop's fury as Costa opens third chain in neighbourhood Manchester United hooligans fight their OWN fans in moments ahead of Old Trafford chaos
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