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

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