Fines introduced in Canterbury litter crackdown

A four-month crackdown on litter in Canterbury will see fines being handed out to anyone seen dropping litter from January.

Officers are handing out warnings in December and fines will be issued from the new year until March.

Canterbury City Council said the focus would initially be on the city centre, but there would also be patrols in Herne Bay and Whitstable.

Councillor Andrew Cook said the aim was to have a cleaner and greener district.

The crackdown is being carried out on a trial basis so the council can assess the extent of the problem and gauge public opinion.

Mr Cook said the council would look at the scheme and public reaction afterwards before deciding on a way forward.

He said litter meant anything discarded on to the street by an individual, including sweet wrappers, apple cores, cigarette ends, cans, bottles and fast food packaging.

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