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Litter and fly tipping has become a problem nationwide and not only in Salford but there are good people out there who take the time and put in the effort to make a difference in their communities. Earlier in the month we awarded one such gentleman and beloved member of his community, 'Fred', our community champion award for the phenomenal work he had done towards maintaining his own 'patch' in Barton. Not too long afterwards we covered another story in which local volunteers managed to recover stolen mail that had been ditched in woodland during in a litter pick in Walkden. So it always a fantastic thing to see Salford residents being praised for their support in tackling litter and we agree that they should be urged to carry on after lockdown restrictions ease. More than 300 community groups have turned out in the last year to support the council in cleaning up the city. Councillor David Lancaster, lead member for environment and community safety, praised the volunteers and said he hoped they would continue in the future. He said: In 2019/20 1000 people were given fixed penalty notices or fines totalling £100,000 for littering or fly tipping. For more information on how to help see: Salford Litter Heroes Or on Facebook, join: Salford Litter Heroes - Posts (facebook.com)
Salford City Council is using new legislation, which was introduced in April this year, in a bid to keep the streets clean. The law now allows the council to fine the keeper of a vehicle £150 if it is has reason to believe any of its occupants have discarded litter. The new regulations also mean that people seen dropping rubbish can now be fined up to £150 on the spot, almost double the previous charge of £80. And the council is using legislation to increase the fine for people not cleaning up dog mess. They offence will now cost up to £100. Signs for both offences will be put up in prominent locations to warn potential offenders. Councillor David Lancaster, Lead Member for Environment and Community Safety at Salford City Council, said: The council is training staff on how to report incidents they come across while working in neighbourhoods. Members of the public can support the campaign by reporting incidents to the council through the website https://www.salford.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/report-fly-tipping-graffiti-litter-and-dog-fouling/