Incident sees council promise action against irresponsible people
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.”