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Camden Council issues 600 fines and 30 court summons for dog fouling and littering

11:44 06 May 2014

Camden Council sign: Report littering hotspots. Picture: camdenlabour.org.uk

Camden Council sign: Report littering hotspots. Picture: camdenlabour.org.uk

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More than £48,000 fines have been handed out to people caught fly-tipping, littering and letting their dogs foul on the streets in the past five months.

Fines and court summons issued in Camden since November 2013, by ward

Belsize 3

Bloomsbury 51

Camden Town with Primrose Hill 137

Cantelowes 2

Fortune Green 1

Frognal and Fitzjohns 8

Gospel Oak 1

Hampstead Town 81

Haverstock 2

Highgate 2

Holborn and Covent Garden 110

Kentish Town 9

Kilburn 8

King’s Cross 34

Regent’s Park 63

St Pancras and Somers Town 71

Swiss Cottage 6

West Hampstead 41

Total 630

Camden Council has issued 600 fixed penalty notices and taken 30 people to court since November as part of its Clean Camden campaign.

But Conservative councillor Andrew Marshall, who represents Swiss Cottage, said council enforcement officers are neglecting the north of the borough.

He revealed 137 fines were issued in Camden Town and Primrose Hill compared to just three in Belsize Park between November and January.

“Given the scale of problems in Finchley Road, but also other parts of our patch, this skew is too much for us, and we’re taking it up with officers to get more action in the Finchley Road area,” Cllr Marshall wrote to residents in his monthly newsletter on Sunday.

The council spends £7million a year cleaning the borough’s streets.

A Camden Council spokesman said: “We know that our residents find littering, dog fouling and fly-tipping disgusting and anti-social and we are committed to putting an end to this horrible behaviour.”

He added: “Our intelligence and experience tells us that due to higher footfall, in general, the area of the borough south of Camden are where most littering offences occur so we have therefore been targeting these areas first for littering and fly-tipping offences to try and drive behaviour change.

* To anonymously report dog fouling, littering or fly-tipping visit camden.gov.uk or call 020 7974 4444.

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