In­ci­dent sees coun­cil prom­ise ac­tion against ir­re­spon­si­ble peo­ple

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Drama At Singleton Lake -

The in­ci­dent has re­sulted in Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil vow­ing to take ac­tion against anti-so­cial be­hav­iour on Sin­gle­ton Lake go­ing for­ward.

Cllr Brad Brad­ford, port­fo­lio holder for high­ways, well­be­ing and safety, said: “We are aware of the in­ci­dent and con­tinue to be dis­ap­pointed that peo­ple are be­ing ir­re­spon­si­ble and leav­ing rub­bish around the lake, and that this is hav­ing an ad­verse im­pact on the area’s na­ture.

“Peo­ple must take all of their rub­bish away with them.

“We also be­lieve this to be an is­sue with il­le­gal fish­ing on the lake.

“It is only the re­spon­si­ble mem­bers of the Ash­ford An­gling As­so­ci­a­tion who have the right to fish on the lake.

“Through the Pub­lic Space Pro­tec­tion Or­der that we have in place we aim to crack­down on this and the anti-so­cial be­hav­iour in the area, which we know has blighted the lives of those who en­joy the lake and its nat­u­ral habi­tat, as well as nearby res­i­dents.

“We will now seek to is­sue fixed penalty no­tices (FPN) that will cost in­di­vid­u­als breach­ing this or­der £100.

“If the FPN is un­paid then the in­di­vid­ual may face pros­e­cu­tion.”

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