Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Crackdown on Litter from Cars

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Crackdown on Litter from Cars

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A TOWN hall's crackdown on littering - including new fines for throwing rubbish from vehicles - will start next month with a neighbouring council making the same move.

Wigan town hall's ruling cabinet this week rubber-stamped plans that will see vehicle owners fined £120.

The tougher stance, said to be a 'necessary and proportionate response to the current environmental issues facing the council', will include increasing the on-the-spot fines for general littering from £80 to £120.

Leader of the council David Molyneux said: "I want to make it very clear to the people out there, this is going to happen. If you're found littering, you will be charged, simple as that."

Drivers have also been warned they will face similar penalties if they litter from their vehicles in one of the borough's neighbouring districts. …

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