Thinking of littering in Merton? Think again!
By adam_leone | Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 12:00
A woman's been convicted for dropping litter on Chapter Way in Abbey Mills.
Ms Carmel Plummer, from Clapham, was seen dropping cellophane wrapping from a car window in May last year.
She was subsequently issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75, due to be paid within 14 days, which she failed to pay.
The matter was referred to court and on 4 March this year she was fined £200 for the offence, and ordered to pay costs of £200 and a victim surcharge £15 at Wimbledon Magistrates Court.
Merton Council cabinet member for performance and implementation, Councillor Mark Betteridge, said: "We are working hard to keep Merton's streets clean so residents can enjoy and feel proud about where they live."
Merton Council provides over 800 litter bins across the borough.
The council is currently trialling Smartbins to reduce the amount of gum and litter in Merton, as part of its anti-litter campaign.