“The increase in fines (fixed penalty notices) for littering is welcome as we aim to create a cleaner Renfrewshire,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) highlighting the number of FPNs for littering in September 2019 (according to the recent Information Bulletin issued by Renfrewshire Council).
Every month Renfrewshire Council issues an Information Bulletin which includes details on issues such as the number of Fixed Penalty Notices issued. The latest figures (September 2019) highlight that 42 fines have been issued for littering in Renfrewshire, 41 of which were issued in the Paisley North area. There have also been 15 fines issued for flytipping and 4 fines for dog fouling.
Councillor Kenny MacLaren said:
“We all want to live and work in a cleaner environment and sometimes parts of Paisley are a disgrace with the amount of litter lying around. Normally less than a dozen or so fines are issued for littering across Renfrewshire so it is a massive jump to 42 in September, with all but one of them issued in the Paisley North area.
“This is a massive increase in action from council wardens and they have to be congratulated for enforcing these fines. There is no excuse for dropping you rubbish on the street. I would hope that this level of action continues until everyone realises it is unacceptable to litter our streets.”
Councillor Will Mylet added:
“I’ve been calling for more action to tackle those who litter in our communities and I’m pleased to see this response. The Paisley North area covers the town centre so it is good to see that the wardens are being proactive and targeting those who are making our town look a mess.
“I would like to congratulate the wardens on their action and with the Your Home, Your Street, Our Community project starting up in the centre of Paisley I would hope that the focus on tackling those who drop litter continues.”