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For further information on Neighbourhood Watch contact Stuart Mottershaw at Burbage Parish Council.

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Stuart Mottershaw Burbage Neighbourhood Watch Officer Burbage Parish Council Millenium Hall Britannia Road Burbage Leicestershire, LE10 2HF

TELEPHONE: 01455 637533

EMAIL: info@burbage-council.co.uk

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Enforcement officers at Burbage Council will be able to issue fixed penalty notices to people who commit a range of offences including dropping litter and failing to pick up after their dogs. Offenders can escape prosecution by paying the fixed penalty within 14 days to Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council. This provides a quick, visible and effective way of dealing with environmental crimes, and an alternative to prosecution.

LITTER OFFENCES A person is guilty of an offence if they throw down, drop or otherwise deposit any litter in any place and an £80 fixed penalty notice will be issued. This also applies to litter thrown from a vehicle and even small amounts of litter, including cigarette ends.

DOG FOULING If you allow your dog to foul in any public place and do not clean it up you may be liable, on conviction, to a fine of up to £1,000.

In the case of a first offence, the council may give you the option to avoid prosecution by the payment, within 14 days, of a £50 fixed penalty notice. If that is not paid or you have offended before then you are likely to be prosecuted. It is not a defence to claim that you had nothing with you to clean up the mess.

This law does not apply to registered blind people.

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS THE DOG POO FAIRY! Keep Britain Tidy have launched a national dog fouling campaign to encourage irresponsible dog owners to clean up after their pets.

The campaign features eye-catching creative of a 'dog poo fairy' and the message 'There's no such thing as the Dog Poo Fairy', and is displayed on bus stops, billboards and phone boxes across England to get their message across 'BAG THAT POO - ANY RUBBISH BIN WILL DO!' Across the Burbage area some of the 'dog waste bins' have already been removed and a concrete general rubbish bin put in their place. Dog owners/walkers are still expected to pick up after their dogs and to place the bags in any bin provided.

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