20 APR 2017

Chris Welcomes Tougher Penalties for Litter Louts

Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher this week welcomed the Government's new litter strategy which means culprits of littering could be fined up to £150 if caught. At the moment fines for littering are set by local councils and range from £50-£80. In Tamworth the cost of cleaning up li...

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I and my husband are regular dog-walkers along the main A5 by the Longwood Pub towards Fazeley, then along canals to Birmingham Road (Coleshill Rd) then back round Drayton Manor Lane. First of all the overhanging trees and bushes along the footpath on the lefthand side are impeding walks by us having to either duck down, or step into the road. Secondly, I am constantly picking up litter as the area is not kept litter-free. I have never seen a litter-gatherer in the area. More litter bins are required, especially the canal area where canal boaters fill up the few existing bins with their domestic rubbish. Next, although I am aware of vandals abusing street benches, there are very few places to sit and rest.
- jennifer smythe

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11 JUN 2012

Pincher Praises Street Scene in House of Commons

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, praised Tamworth Council's commitment to helping local clean up campaigns in the House of Commons. During the debate on littering and fly tipping sponsored by MP Andrew Selous, Mr. Pincher intervened on Minister Richard Benyon saying: "I am g...

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