Lincolnshire

Boston to name and shame litter louts using CCTV

A project to name and shame litter louts in a Lincolnshire town is set to start.

After 31 August, CCTV operators in Boston will record incidents of deliberate littering and images will be published in the Boston Standard.

Readers will be asked to identify those seen in the pictures in the newspaper each month, and contact the newspaper with details.

Those caught will face a £75 fine or court action.

'Nothing to fear'

Gilly Gilbert, former Boston police officer and now the borough council's CCTV supervisor, said: "There will be no hiding place for people who deliberately litter our town or leave behind them the mess that their dogs drop.

"As with all operational use of CCTV, those who are doing nothing wrong will have nothing to fear."

Once identified, those caught dropping litter will be issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice. If they refuse to pay the fine, the council can take the person to court.

Councillor Stephen Woodliffe, the council's portfolio holder for community safety, said: "The borough will use all means at its disposal, including CCTV, to keep our streets clean and safe for both visitors and residents."

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