Bexley Council are to begin issuing fines for littering from today after many parks were left strewn with rubbish.
Police conducted 17 stop and searches in Danson Park two night ago.
Busy few nights for PC’s Robinson, Scott and S/PC Biginton! We have been out in plain clothes and We have conducted over 17 stop and searches across #welling and Danson Park. We have recovered drugs and canisters from a majority of these searches. @MPSSpecials pic.twitter.com/l4B6t2xyHl
— Welling Police (@MPSWelling) May 31, 2020
In a press release, the authority states:
This week (1 June) will see the return of litter enforcement across the borough. On the spot fixed penalty notices of £150 will be issued to anyone caught littering or not clearing up after their dogs.
Cabinet Member for Places, Cllr Peter Craske said: “We are proud of our borough, particularly our wonderful parks and open spaces. The recent changes to the social distancing guidelines mean that more people are using them safely, which is great. What isn’t great news is the mess that some people are leaving behind.
“Littering, dog fouling and fly tipping anywhere in a public place are all criminal offences. If you get a fine you will be out of pocket and you could get a record. Our message is clear: Residents back our zero tolerance of littering so clean up your mess or you will be fined.”
Danson Park in particular has seen many complaints from residents in recent weeks.