Litter affects us all. It blights our local environment in Mid Derbyshire and costs £701,000 for Amber Valley Borough Council, £1,075,000 for Erewash Borough Council, and an astonishing £2,904,000 for Derby City Council to clean-up each year. That is why, the new Litter Strategy sets out plans to help to tackle this anti-social behaviour, making Mid Derbyshire 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 we can all enjoy the local environment in the constituency and that 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 Mid Derbyshire a better place to live and visit.
Pauline Latham, MP for Mid Derbyshire, commented:
“Litter is something that affects us all in Mid Derbyshire and blights our local environment. I want to make sure the constituency 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, creating an anti-littering culture and introducing tougher enforcement measures to hit thoughtless litter louts in the pocket.
We want to make sure Mid Derbyshire is a nice local environment for us to all enjoy and tackling litter is an important part of our drive to make the area a better place to live.”