Litter fines of more than £11,000 issued

Pictured: Flight Crew from 820 NAS conduct flying training over the Cairngorn Mountains in Scotland whilst working with the new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.


820 Naval Air Squadron, based in RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall have recently been conducting training and providing support to the Fleet's newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.
The Flagship's first Merlin Squadron are currently residing in RAF lossiemouth and are providing all manner of operational flying training including the the transfer of stores and personnel whilst HMS Queen Elizabeth continues her sea trials before entering her home port of HMNB Portsmouth later this year.

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MORE than 150 fines have been handed out since a council took on a private firm to clean up its streets.

East Hampshire District Council is the second local authority to contract outside enforcement officers to give out fines for dropping litter.

Since May 18, more than 150 fines were issued.

Thousands have been issued by contractors Kingdom to Havant residents who have been caught discarding their rubbish on the streets.

Natalie Meagher, East Hampshire’s manager for environmental quality, will speak about the issues at a public forum at Penns Place, Petersfield on July 30.

She said tens of thousands of pounds are spent clearing up rubbish.

She added: ‘Our enforcement campaign has been launched as a way of discouraging people from dropping litter. It is our way of drawing a line in the sand.

‘If no-one drops any litter then no fines will be issued. But people should know that if they are caught even dropping a cigarette butt, then they will face a fine of £75.

‘The campaign has attracted a lot of interest from residents and the media so this meeting will be the perfect opportunity for people to find out more about the scheme and ask any questions.’