THE town’s street wardens have launched a campaign to rid the streets of dog mess and litter.
Operation Regain, as it has been dubbed, means the officers will be patrolling some of the worst dog fouling and littering areas, looking out for people guilty of dog fouling offences, fly-tipping and other environmental crime, in an effort to ‘regain’ the streets.
Councillor Trevor Webb, lead member for leisure and amenities for Hastings Borough Council, said: “We are committed to providing clean streets and this zero tolerance approach towards those caught littering or dog fouling is a great step towards tackling the problem. I would like to thank the street wardens involved, as their hard work benefits us all.”
Street wardens will be distributing Butt Boxes and portable ashtrays for smokers, and giving poo bag dispensers to dog owners in an effort to rid the streets of smoking-related litter and dog fouling. They will also be issuing Fixed Penalty Notices in the sum of £75 to anyone seen failing to clear up after their dog, or dropping litter including cigarette ends.