Woman fined for dropping litter in Medway


News from Medway Council website

A woman’s decision to throw a cigarette butt on the ground has cost her almost £400.

In September last year Charmaine Chohan of Preston Way, Twydall dropped litter outside Sports Direct in Gillingham High Street.

The 26-year-old failed to pay a fixed penalty notice and ignored council correspondence including home visits and letters.

Chohan was found guilty of dropping litter in her absence at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 9 April, when she was fined £100, charged costs of £277.23 and a victim surcharge of £20.

Cllr Mike O’Brien, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services and Customer Contact said: “We have a zero tolerance approach to littering and anyone caught dropping litter in Medway will be prosecuted.

“People who drop litter are to blame for the near £3,000,000 annual clean up bill, which is paid for by public money.”

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