Two Men in The Moorlands Fined for dropping cigarette ends in Leek.
Dropping a cigarette end on Ball Haye Road in Leek on 17 April this year resulted in John Deadman, of Wesley Court, Congleton being fined £220 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £30 – a total cost of £335.
And a similar offence saw Adrian Woodcock ordered to pay a total of £400 – a fine of £220, costs of £150 and a victim surcharge of £30 – after he was seen dropping a cigarette end on the same road on the same day.
The cases were taken to court by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
Cabinet member for Communities, Councillor Mike Bowen, said: “There is no excuse for dropping litter or failing to pick up after your dog and we won’t stand idly by if we see it happening in the Moorlands.
“We all deserve to be able to enjoy clean and cared for streets and public spaces and I would urge the minority who seek to spoil our environment by such thoughtless actions to consider the impact of their actions and behave responsibly.”