16 litterbugs fined in waste crackdown
Moscow instructor is a hit with martial arts youngsters
SIXTEEN more litterbugs have been hit with fines and court costs of more than £5,000.
They were prosecuted through the courts as part of a council crackdown on littering.
Nine of them live in Macclesfield.
Danielle Farden, 29, of Portland Street, Eleanor Alicia Lucy Lewis, 23, and Jacqui Schofield, 23, both of Crown Street West, admitted littering by dropping a cigarette in separate incidents on Mill Street. They were ordered to pay fines and costs of £229, £244 and £229 respectively.
Sonia Barlow, 27, of Dawsom Road, admitted dropping a cigarette outside the bus station and was fined £40 with £160 costs, while in an unrelated incident Louise Taylor, 41, of Knight Street, Macclesfield, admitted dropping a cigarette on Charlotte Street and was hit with £200 in fines and costs.
Meanwhile four people were found guilty in their absence of separate offences. They were Keeley Scott, 27, of Park Lane, and Chloe Stagg, 18, of Balmoral Crescent, who both dropped a cigarette on Mill Street, Ally Wild, 18, of Park Lane, who dropped a cigarette box in Mill Street and William Anthony Thornton, 26, of Grasmere, who dropped a plastic wrapper in Crewe. All were fined £220 with £160 costs.
Seven others were convicted for offences committed in Macclesfield while visiting from other areas including Crewe, Congleton, Manchester and Oldham.
The prosecutions are another wave since the council started a crackdown on littering, fly-tipping and dog fouling.
Since October last year, waste illegally dumped on the borough’s streets. It also calls for people to come forward with information about fly-tippers.
Councillor Paul Bates, cabinet member for communities and health, said: “Fly-tipping, littering and dog fouling are disgusting and crimes – and will not be tolerated in Cheshire East.
“It is everyone’s responsibility to dispose of waste correctly and we are grateful to the vast majority of our residents, and to the various community groups, who do play their part in helping to keep the borough clean and tidy.
“We hope our residents, landlords, business and community groups will all get behind our campaign and do their bit to keep the borough clean. “ AIKIDO instructors from Moscow and Manchester visited a Macclesfield club.
Macclesfield Aikido Club welcomed guest instructors Marsha Balaeva and Caroline Smith, who took junior and adult classes.
John Stephens, club secretary, said: “Students learned a great deal and enjoyed the classes hugely.”
The not for profit organisation has existed for more than 35 years and meets at Hollinhey Primary School, Sutton.
Guest Instructors Caroline Smith and Marsha Balaeva with members of Macclesfield Aikido Club