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Old 14-02-2013, 02:17 AM #1
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Thumbs up Waltham Forest to issue £80 on-the-spot spitting penalty notices

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21439973


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A London council has introduced on-the-spot justice for those caught spitting or urinating in the street.

Waltham Forest said its enforcement officers were to start issuing fixed penalty notices in the same way they sometimes do for littering offences.

The north-east London council believes it is the first council in the UK to use such tactics to tackle spitting.

Councillor Clyde Loakes said it brought in the policy after residents complained about the problem.

Last year, Enfield Council announced plans to introduce a by-law to ban spitting but is still waiting for the government to approve it.

Waltham Forest claims it has been able to get around the bureaucracy of introducing a by-law by deciding to class spit and urine as "waste".

The measure is part of their Wipe It Out campaign against environmental crime.

Mr Loakes, who is deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for environment, said: "Residents have told us that they are concerned about this and want the council to do something.

"It's not just spitting, it's urinating in public as well.

"These two kinds of anti-social, enviro-crime issues need to be tackled, so we have come forward with the proposition that we will treat urinating in public and spitting as waste and will push hard to enforce fixed penalty notices on those we manage to catch."
A good start, but the stocks and pillory would have more effect .....
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They should be offered a choice of paying the fine or licking up the mess..!!
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Idiotic, they should just be told to clean it up
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Money making schemes for councils forced into austerity.
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I agree there should be a fine for urinating in the street.
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Spitting and dog mess .., not seen too many pools of urine, but will keep an eye out..
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