Friday 8 April 2016

Sheffield City Council is continuing the crackdown on litterlouts in the city and has successfully prosecuted a further 18 people for littering with fines totalling over £5,500.

The offenders were given the chance to pay a £75 Fixed Penalty but refused, and so were taken to court and prosecuted for the offence.

Another person was also prosecuted and found guilty for fly posting in the city.

Several convictions took place on Thursday 7 April. All those convicted were fined, as well as being told to pay the council’s costs and a victim surcharge.

Littering

  • Mr Jen Zhang, (22), of Queen Street, Sheffield, S1 2DW, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22
  • Miss Amy Jones, (28), of Newstead Grove, Sheffield, S12 3BB, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22
  • Mr Richard John Donson, (23), of Blackstock Road, Sheffield, S14 1FT, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22
  • Mr Josh Watson, (24), of Mowbray Street, Sheffield, S3 8EN, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22
  • Miss Jessica Andrews, (18), of Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QG, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22
  • Mr Simon Zhan, (25), of Edward Street, Netherthorpe, Sheffield, S3 7GE, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22
  • Mr Jonathan Liew, (30), of Cowley Road, London, SW9 6BN, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22
  • Mr Janusz Welenczyk, (62), of Upwell Hill, Sheffield, S4 8EZ, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22
  • Miss Emma Arnold, (21), of Hardy Place, Sheffield, S6 3PT, fine £40, costs £15, surcharge £20
  • Miss Katie Ogden, (26), of Herries Road, Sheffield, S5 7AX, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22
  • Mr Thomas Woodhouse, (19), of Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SD, fine £40, costs £15, surcharge £20
  • Miss Shauna Stubbs, (18), of Deer Park View, Sheffield, S6 5NL, fine £40, costs £15, surcharge £20
  • Miss Emma Dawson, (35), of Overend Road, Sheffield, S14 1JJ, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22
  • Miss Emily Alice Finnie, (22), of Bank Close, Rotherham, S61 3SF, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22
  • Mr Frederick John Whiting, (22), of Crookesmoor Road, Sheffield, S6 3FQ, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22
  • Mr Thomas Chan, (29), of Trafalgar Road, Nottingham, NG9 1LB, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22
  • Miss Avril Peacock, (37), of Montague Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 8EG, fine £40, costs £15, surcharge £20
  • Mr Ashuk Suarma, (25), of Cunning Road, Doncaster, DN1 2BW, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

Fly posting

  • Mr Daniel Burton, (19), of West Street, City Centre, Sheffield, S1 4EU, fine £220, costs £118.79, surcharge £22

The total figure for these convictions including all fines, costs and surcharges was £5711.85. These convictions come just one month after 23 people were fined over £9000 in March 2016.

The magistrates praised the Council’s Enforcement Officers for their work in helping to keep the city clean.

Ian Ashmore, Head of Environmental Regulation said: “It’s reassuring that once again the courts have backed us in our crackdown against those who litter our streets. This is a clear demonstration that littering is not acceptable in Sheffield.

“We are committed to keeping Sheffield clean and tidy and will continue our hard work to stop people from spoiling our city and environment. This is a great result and sends a clear message of no tolerance which I hope will make others think and stop before they drop.”

In the last year Environmental Enforcement Officers have issued over 1,200 Fixed Penalty Notices to people dropping litter across the city. In most cases the individuals admitted the offence and paid the Fixed Penalty.

Those that did not pay the fixed penalty have been prosecuted, with over 120 offenders prosecuted in the last 12 months.

Mr Ashmore added: “We want people to take pride in their area and ‘love where you live’, and for all our neighbourhoods to be thriving, attractive places. The vast majority of people are helping with that and it would be unfair for us to allow the few who don’t to spoil it for everyone else”.

The council’s Clean Sheffield anti-littering campaign encourages people in the city to take responsibility for their environment and not drop litter. They aim to reduce the volume of litter in Sheffield by 30% and provide various programmes to help people, communities and schools who want to get involved and make a difference in their area. More information is available at www.sheffield.gov.uk/litter.