MP’s backing for national litter strategy

Seema Kennedy MP
Seema Kennedy MP
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South Ribble MP Seema Kennedy has been litter-picking in Leyland, showing her support for the first national Litter Strategy.

As part of the scheme, litter louts could be hit with £150 fines and there are plans to better distribute public bins. It is also recommended that offenders on community pay back help to clear up fly-tipped waste.

Litter in South Ribble costs the borough council £1.245m to clean up each year.

Mrs Kennedy said: “Litter is something that affects us all in South Ribble and blights our local environment. I want to make sure South Ribble is a great place to live in, work in and the local economy can thrive, that is why I took part in the Great British Spring Clean by joining councillors in Moss Side to clear litter around the Community Centre and shops.

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