Croydon has increased the cost of fly-tipping and littering for offenders.
At last night’s cabinet meeting (Monday 19 March), members approved a new safety enforcement policy which means fixed-penalty notice (FPN) charges for litter offences will increase from £80 to £150 as of 1 April.
There are also plans to introduce an early payment option, which would see the cost reduced to £100 if the FPN is paid within two weeks of it being issued.
“We want to ensure Croydon is a place residents and businesses are proud of and want to look after – and to send a clear message that we will not tolerate people who do the wrong thing and ruin the borough with litter and fly-tips.
“The council has been issuing FPNs for these offences for the past three years, but they have not been a sufficient deterrent to offenders. This is why the council has now adopted the highest level of fine permitted and increased the charge to £150.”
Councillor Hamida Ali, cabinet member for communities, safety and justice
Also agreed at the meeting was an increase in the cost of FPNs for fly-posting, from £75 to £100, and for breach of a community protection notice, from £80 to £100.