COUNCIL chiefs have continued their crackdown on litter by hauling six people from Burton before the courts.
East Staffordshire Borough Council's community and civil enforcement team revealed that fines of between £75 and £200 have been dished out to six people from the town in recent weeks after they were all caught dropping litter in the area.
The authority is now urging people in the town to not ignore advice about littering in a bid to help put an end to 'irresponsible and unacceptable behaviour'
Sonia Andjelkovic (pictured), deputy leader for regulatory services at the council, spoke to the Mail.
She said: "We have already spoken about the pride East Staffordshire has in its fantastic towns, villages and open spaces.
"We want to make it clear, that if anybody acts irresponsibly to spoil our local environment, we will not hesitate to take further action."
A spokesman for the borough council said: "We ask residents and visitors to dispose of litter properly and not drop it indiscriminately.
"However a minority of residents or visitors to the borough choose to ignore this advice and throw their litter down, leaving it for the council to clean up.
"This is both irresponsible and unacceptable behaviour and ultimately costs the council taxpayer.
"East Staffordshire Borough Council has recently prosecuted six people from Burton and a visitor from Tamworth, all for offences of leaving litter and will not tolerate this irresponsible behaviour.
"The visitor was fined £200 with £180 costs and £20 victim surcharge and six Burton residents were fined between £75 and £200 plus £180 costs and £20 victim surcharge each with a further prosecution case adjourned until October 2014."
Anyone found dropping litter will receive a fixed penalty notice of £75 or face the prospect of a court appearance.
Anyone who would like to report incidents of littering can do so by calling the community and civil enforcement on 01283 508856 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This comes only days after the Mail revealed that a man from Burton and a woman from Newhall were both fined after being found guilty to dumping litter at various sites in the town.