Gavin welcomes Government litter strategy

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire has welcomed a fines for those who litter in South Staffordshire.

Litter affects us all, it blights the local environment in South Staffordshire and costs £69,000 to clean-up. That is why, the new Litter Strategy sets out plans to help to tackle this anti-social behaviour, making South Staffordshire a more attractive area and helping our local economy to prosper and grow.

As part of the first national Litter Strategy litter louts could be hit with £150 fines. This will build on measures to better distribute public bins, making it easier to throw away rubbish, and the recommendation that offenders on community sentences help to clear up fly-tipped waste. These plans will make sure in South Staffordshire we can all enjoy the local environment and it is a clean, healthy place to live and work in.

We want to be the first generation to leave our environment in in a better state than we found it, and tackling litter is an important part of our drive to make South Staffordshire a better place to live and visit.

On the new strategy Gavin commented: “Litter is something that affects us all in South Staffordshire and blights our local environment.  I want to make sure our area is a great place to live in, work in and the local economy can thrive.

“The Litter Strategy will make it easier for people to get rid of litter properly in South Staffordshire creating an anti-littering culture and introducing tougher enforcement measures to hit thoughtless litter louts in the pocket.

“We want to make sure that our local environment is a place for us to all enjoy and tackling litter is an important part of our drive to make South Staffordshire a better place to live.”