23rd September 2016
It has been brought to the attention of the Parish Council, that the amount of litter being dropped in the village, has increased significantly.
In particular, over the past year, a number of soiled nappies have been deposited in various locations throughout the village, including upon footpaths close to the Primary School.
It is a matter of concern that the items referred to are not being placed in the bins provided or, in any appropriately marked bags/landfill bins. Furthermore, there is a potential for serious public health issues to arise as a consequence of this unacceptable practice.
The matter has been reported to East Devon District Council, which has provided the following guidance:
- This behaviour is deemed to be anti social;
- If any individual is witnessed committing the offence of littering, and the witness knows where the offender lives, that witness should provide EDDC with a witness statement. EDDC will then serve a fixed penalty notice upon the offender. (Please note that all witness details are held in the strictest confidence and will not be divulged to any third party).
Please help us to keep our village safe and clean.