Local MP welcomes plans to tackle litter across Basingstoke

Litter affects us all, it blights our local environment in Basingstoke and costs the Borough Council a staggering £2,739,000 to clean-up. That is why, the new Litter Strategy sets out plans to help to tackle this anti-social behaviour, making Basingstoke 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.

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 Basingstoke a better place to live and visit.

Maria said, “There is no reason for anyone to drop litter-it makes our community look a mess, can be a danger to children and costs money to clear up. 

"New fines are being introduced to make sure people put their rubbish in the bin and tackle thoughtless litter louts. We need to take care of the local environment. Tackling litter is an important part of our drive to make Basingstoke an even better place to live.”