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Oxford man ordered to pay more than £600 for littering in Abingdon

on Mon, 04/03/2019 - 8:28pm

A 31-year-old man from Oxford has been ordered to pay more than £600 after Vale of White Horse District Council successfully prosecuted him for littering in the centre of Abingdon.

Jamie White from Stone Cottage, Elsfield, failed to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Monday 25 February, but the prosecution case for littering in a public place was heard and found against him by magistrates.

Mr White has been ordered to pay a fine of £160, prosecution costs of £417 and a victim surcharge of £30.

At 12.30pm on 27 November 2018, Environmental Enforcement Officers from Vale of White Horse District Council carried out a littering patrol of Abingdon town centre.  They witnessed Jamie White dropping a cigarette butt on the ground in The Square in Abingdon, next to his car and failing to dispose of it in a litter bin.

Officers issued him with a Fixed Penalty Notice for littering, which carries a fine of £80 (which would have been reduced to £50 if paid within ten days). He failed to pay and was sent three reminder notices, which he also failed to respond to before he was prosecuted at court.

Councillor Elaine Ware, cabinet member for housing and environment at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “Littering is unpleasant and also illegal and where possible the council will prosecute those who are caught.

From a news email received from VoWH 4/3/19