Love Stevenage this Valentine’s Day

11 Feb 2016

Stevenage Borough Council is spreading some love and affection for the town by promoting the anti-littering message in the Town Square this Valentine’s Day.

Encouraging residents to ‘Love Stevenage’ and pick up litter, Councillor John Gardner, and his wife, fellow Councillor Michelle, have been out with members of the team - with love heart balloons on their collection trolleys - raising awareness of the effects of littering.

On Stevenage’s roads, pavements, and parks last year, the council’s street cleansing team collected more 1,820 tonnes of litter and waste, and were able to recycle more than 380 tonnes of street sweepings.

Councillor John Gardner, Executive member for Environment and Regeneration, said: “Valentine’s Day is a chance to show your appreciation for a loved one and here in Stevenage we love our town.

“We’re committed to making Stevenage a better place to live and visit and this means we will continue to do all we can to tackle littering.  We’re asking for your help to keep our streets clean and tidy. Please make use of one of the thousands of bins in Stevenage and report littering issues in your area”.

Littering is a criminal offence. Anyone caught littering by an Environmental Enforcement Officer could receive a Fixed Penalty Notice of £75. A fine of up to £2,500 can be applied by a court on conviction of an offence. You can report littering and fly-tipping online at www.stevenage.gov.uk or by contacting the Environmental Services team on 01438 242323.

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