Warning over littering in Rotherham

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Smokers who ‘trash their ash’ in Rotherham are being warned they face substantial fines.

A total of seven people were convicted recently of littering cigarette ends at Rotherham Magistrates Court in a continuation of Rotherham Council’s zero-tolerance approach.

After the court cases, councillor Richard Russell, cabinet member for waste, said the authority wants to hold people accountable for their actions that impact on the local environment.

He said: “Improving quality of life and dealing with anti-social behaviour are priorities for the council.”

“Taking pride in our neighbourhoods and keeping them free from litter, dog fouling, graffiti and fly-tipping are particular issues that are raised regularly by local people.”