Litter affects us all, it blights our local environment in Gosport and costs £621,000 to clean-up. That is why, the new Litter Strategy sets out plans to help to tackle this anti-social behaviour, making Gosport a more attractive area and helping our local economy to prosper and grow.
As part of the first national Litter Strategy litter louts could be hit with £150 fines. This will build on measures to better distribute public bins, making it easier to throw away rubbish, and the recommendation that offenders on community sentences help to clear up fly-tipped waste. These plans will make sure in Gosport residents can all enjoy the local environment and it is a clean, healthy place to live and work in.
The Great British Spring Clean was a new national initiative launched by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. This was the nation's biggest ever anti-litter campaign. As part of these efforts, Caroline took part in the Great British Spring Clean along with many anti-litter heroes in Stokes bay and is committed to keeping Gosport tidy.
"Litter is something that affects us all in Gosport and blights our local environment. I want to make sure Gosport is a great place to live in, work in and the local economy can thrive.
The Litter Strategy will make it easier for people to get rid of litter properly, creating an anti-littering culture and introducing tougher enforcement measures to hit thoughtless litter louts in the pocket.
We want to make sure Gosport is a nice local environment for us to all enjoy and tackling litter is an important part of our drive to make Gosport a better place to live."