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Fight Against Maturity

Is it litter if you can’t find it?


A driver has been handed a £75 fine for flicking his cigarette ash out of his car window. Alan Joyce, from Poole, Dorset, was sent a fixed penalty notice telling him to pay the fine within 14 days or face court action.

He was told that a council officer had reason to believe he was “dripping his cigarette” while driving his car.

Mr Joyce, 68, who plans to pay the fine but lodge a complaint, said: “To me that is not worth being branded a litter bug. I am really annoyed. I can’t remember doing it so I can’t deny it. But it is annoying when you see other things like the chewing gum on the streets and the litter left in my garden.”

According to the Mirror Poole councillor Don Collier said: “Poole operates a vigilant fixed penalty notice scheme to discover people who are littering our town. The people of Poole won’t tolerate littering.”


Good to see that the Poole constabulary and Council are ever vigilant in the punishing of these horrendous crimes. 

August 21, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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