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Name and Shame: Help us keep Boston tidy

Can you help identify any of these people who Boston Borough Council want to speak to in connection with incidents of littering, spitting, urination and fly tipping in the town.

They were all captured on the council's CCTV system.

The council wants to know who these people are and where they live so it can speak to them. All information received from the public will be confidential and the identities of those who pass on information will never be revealed.

If you recognise yourself please contact the council on 01205 314464 to help clear the matter up.

Cllr Michael Brookes, Boston Borough Council's portfolio holder for waste services, said: "Cleanliness of the streets and public areas is a priority for our residents. Helping reveal the identities of those who deliberately drop litter and fail to clean up after their dogs should never be seen as telling tales. It should be seen as helping control the problem of littering and rightly penalising those who deliberately cause it. Everyone knows that they shouldn't drop waste, spit or urinate in the street or any public place.

"This initiative in past years has been successful in reducing amounts of litter. It makes those who drop litter think again about the possible consequences. Hopefully they will then dispose of litter responsibly."

Those identified deliberately dropping litter will be pursued and issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice or be taken to court. Littering includes spitting, urinating and throwing down cigarette ends. The campaign will also extend to cover those who do not clean up after their dogs.

The re-launch of the Name and Shame campaign is bolstered by the council's use of a private enforcement company, 3GS, in addition to its own enforcement officers. 3GS uniformed officers, equipped with latest recording technology, are patrolling to issue on-the-spot fines to those who litter.

New legislation is being used by the council to encourage more to clean up after their dogs. New rules require dog walkers to prove they have every intention to clean up, such as by being able to produce a poo bag. They risk a £100 fine if they cannot show they intended cleaning up, and a £100 fine if they fail to clean up.

It costs council tax payers in Boston borough thousands of pounds every year to clean up litter and fly tips.

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