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Council crackdown on anti- social behaviour

Lambeth council is considering hiring enforcement officers to crackdown on fly tipping, littering, dog fouling and other anti-social behaviour.

On Monday, Cabinet approved the recommendations of a report that include contracting a private firm to issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for anti-social behaviour.

In 2014, the council issued over a thousand FPNs, more than half of them for littering.

Cllr Jenny Brathwaite, Cabinet member for Environment said: “Residents and business people are sick and tired of littering, spitting, dog fouling and fly tipping.

“It costs a lot of money to clear up after a few inconsiderate people so this is a very clear message that when it comes to anti-social behaviour, Lambeth is taking a zero tolerance approach.”

The recommendations were put forward by the Environmental Crime Scrutiny Commission following a lengthy review of how the borough tackles such problems.

Lambeth Council recently made the first successful prosecution in the borough for spitting in public.

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