Pendle MP on streets with refuse teams

Bags of rubbish and overflowing bins. Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire
Bags of rubbish and overflowing bins. Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire
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Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson spent a recent Friday morning out and about across the constituency with Pendle Council’s refuse and recycling teams.

And, at the end of his shift, he praised the efforts of the council for taking enforcement action on dog fouling and littering.

Latest council figures show a significant number of fixed penalty notices handed out in Pendle in 2012/13.

Fifty two notices for fouling were given with 20 cases going to the council’s legal department, with 38 FPNs issued over the same period for littering with one case being taken to the legal department.

Mr Stephenson said: “I know Pendle Council does great work with the local schools and residents to encourage people to recycle more and look after their neighbourhoods.

“However we all know there are some residents who feel they are above the law. “These people make everyone else’s life a misery and I am encouraged to see the council is taking tough action against them. “I will continue to work with Pendle Council to help make Pendle a greener, cleaner and safer place to live and work.”