Don't Drop Litter Message To Motorists

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Don't Drop Litter Message To Motorists

Clean up your act. That’s Cotswold District Council's message to the minority of selfish motorists who throw litter on to verges and hedgerows.

Contractors working for the Council are currently litter-picking along the main roads in the Cotswolds. They started on the Cirencester Ring Road, have moved on to the A429 Fosse Way and will eventually work on the District's remaining major routes over the coming weeks.

Now the Council is keen to ensure all that hard work is not quickly undone.

Cllr Mark Tufnell, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “The Cotswolds is a beautiful part of the world but a small number of people can spoil it by throwing litter from their vehicles on to the verges and hedgerows.

“We hope motorists will help us to keep it clean in future by disposing of their litter responsibly – after all, it is their rubbish, not the Council's.”

Littering is an offence which is subject to fines of up to £2,500

Posted : 04/11/2008 12:00:12

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