Litter problems targeted

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A new policy aimed at combatting problems with litter is to be introduced by High Peak Borough Council.

The three elements include a routine programme of cleaning adopted highways and public spaces such as parks and play areas, educating people and taking enforcement action.

Cllr Anthony McKeown said: “The emphasis will be education work with local schools to get the message through early and try to reduce problems, especially around school sites.”

The community select committee which looked at the changes said it was important to publicise the proposals and the enforcement actions.

The policy aims to ensure enforcement decisions are consistent, fair and proportionate.

As part of the changes, enforcement officers are to be issued with head cameras: “It will give added protection to the officer and provide a better record in terms of enforcement action,” said Cllr McKeown.