Fines from up to £50 were given to Glasgow's litterbugs; from dropping cigarettes, litter and graffiti in an effort to clean the city up for this years Commonwealth Games. Wardens handed out £350,000 worth of fines from the period up to November 2013.
A spokeswoman for the Glasgow City Council stated “The Clean Glasgow initiative aims to create an environment where dropping litter and creating graffiti is recognised as socially unacceptable behaviour.
“We work proactively to reduce it.
“One example of this is our dedicated team of uniformed, highly-visible, Community Enforcement Officers.
“They patrol the streets and can issue fixed-penalty notices to those found dropping litter or allowing their dogs to foul public places.”
Last year, the Scottish Government held a consultation to devise a new strategy on littering, with results expected in the coming months. Officials say they plan to raise the minimum litter fine from £50 to £80.
In an increasing effort to deter people littering the Scottish Government later year held a consultation discussing the possibility of raising the minimum fine from £50 to £80.
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Source: Daily Record