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    • rmg1
    • By rmg1 6th Sep 17, 1:03 PM
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    Cigarette ends and "fines"
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    • 6th Sep 17, 1:03 PM
    Cigarette ends and "fines" 6th Sep 17 at 1:03 PM
    Hi all

    I know this isn't a motoring issue but I'm hoping it will follow the same lines.

    I've just been handed an £80 "fine" from a 3rd-party company working on behalf of my local council because I dropped my cigarette end on the floor (apparently it's caught on camera, although I haven't seen the footage).

    There are no bins/ashtrays in the vicinity for approx 1/4 mile in either direction.

    The advice I was given when I queried the fine was to "put it in my pocket" (meaning the cigarette end).

    According to the on-the-spot paperwork I was given there is no automatic right of appeal (although, after speaking to the 3rd-party company, I can take it to Magistrates court).

    Anyone any ideas on my next steps?
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    • waamo
    • By waamo 7th Sep 17, 12:51 PM
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    I suggest the OP goes to pepipoo.com, they do have some legal people on there and is more likely to get an accurate answer.
    Originally posted by peter_the_piper
    As the OP seems to have missed it this is the correct answer.
    This space for hire.
    • Snakes Belly
    • By Snakes Belly 7th Sep 17, 6:04 PM
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    Interesting article which might be worth a read.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4497068/Mother-26-fined-1-000-dropped-cigarette-butt.html
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 7th Sep 17, 6:27 PM
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    Originally posted by Snakes Belly
    Hmm ...... whilst I want to see our country clean of litter, what this
    lady did was nothing compared to the fly tippers.

    Instead of such a large fine, surely community service would be
    better and they can work cleaning up other people's litter
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 7th Sep 17, 10:13 PM
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    Cannot afford carpets for the childs room but can afford iphones and smoking etc etc?
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    My contribution to MSE. Other contributions will only be used if they cost me nothing.

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    • Snakes Belly
    • By Snakes Belly 8th Sep 17, 9:17 AM
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    I think that they must have been making an example of this lady but it just goes to show what they can do especially if litter in the town is becoming a big problem.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 8th Sep 17, 10:04 AM
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    It's not the way forward though, fines are NOT the right way to change people's behaviour in a way that isn't aggressive and 'Big Brother' like.
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    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

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