Litter affects us all. It blights our local environment in Boston and Skegness and costs Boston Borough Council and East Lindsey District Council £644,000 and £893,000 respectively to clean-up. That is why the new Litter Strategy sets out plans to help to tackle this anti-social behaviour, making Boston and Skegness 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 in Boston and Skegness we can all enjoy the local environment and it is a clean, healthy place to live and work in. It builds on much that we are already doing locally, giving it a national edge that means irresponsible people who drop litter will face real punishment wherever they are.
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 Boston and Skegness a better place to live and visit.
Matt Warman commented; “Litter is something that affects us all in our area and blights our local environment. I want to make sure that our constituency is a great place to live in and work in so 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 Boston and Skegness is a nice local environment for us to all enjoy and tackling litter is an important part of our drive to make it a better place to live.”