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Two fined for dropping litter in Glossop

Two High Peak residents have been handed fines totaling £400 each after dropping litter in Glossop town centre.

Jim Jones, 36, of Sett Close, New Mills, and Irene Wrigley, 54, of Station Road, Hadfield were both found guilty of littering and both received fines of £220 and were ordered to pay costs of £150 and a victim surcharge of £30.

The offences were witnessed on separate days in January this year by an Enforcement Officer for High Peak Borough Council. Ms Wrigley was seen discarding a cigarette butt on High Street West and Mr Jones dropped litter on Henry Street.

Councillor Julie McCabe, Executive Councillor for Community Safety, said: "People might think that dropping a cigarette end or small items of litter is of little consequence but I hope that these fines show that we won't just stand by and ignore these thoughtless actions.

"We know that residents and visitors want to enjoy clean and cared for public spaces in the High Peak and we will continue to work to address enviro-crimes such as littering in the interests of the wider community.

"I'd urge everyone to use public litter bins or take their rubbish home with them and dispose of it responsibly there and I hope that prosecutions such as these will serve as a reminder that we will take action against the minority of individuals who behave in this way."