Man in court over failing to pay fine for dropping cigarette

PUBLISHED: 08:00 04 October 2018

Archant

Breaking antisocial orders imposed by North Somerset Council has landed 25 people with fines over the past year.

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) were introduced in 2017 to try to alleviate poor behaviour, such as failing to pick up dog mess.

On the spot fines have been given out since, but the council has for the first time prosecuted someone for ignoring the rules.

Ian Perry, of Hednesford Road in Norton Canes near Birmingham, was convicted in his absence at North Somerset Courthouse for dropping a cigarette at Melrose car park in Weston back in February.

He was spotted by an enforcement officer and issued a penalty notice. However, Perry did not pay it and so was taken to court.

Perry was fined £220 and ordered to pay costs of £260 and a £30 victim surcharge.

Cllr Peter Bryant said there was ‘no excuse’ for any form of littering.

He said: “We take the same view with cigarette ends as we would for any other type of litter.”

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 20:00

A sing-along screening of 2017’s smash hit The Greatest Showman will take place at Bristol Hippodrome.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

A stunning display of more than 100,000 twinkling lights in a Burnham cul-de-sac has raised more than £1,000 for local charities, in just its opening week.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Plans to extend Weston’s conservation area – and open it up to receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of grants – has been given the green light.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:06

Father Christmas is checking in on his elves this festive season at his South West Workshop in Cheddar.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

With less than two weeks to go until the big day, Westonians will not have to travel far to find festive cheer this weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:13

Organisations in North Somerset have walked away with accolades at a travel awards ceremony.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:35

The eat:Festivals organisers are over the moon to be able to put on their first festive food event after relocating to the Sovereign Centre.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Weston dog walkers started a clean-up group after their park became overrun with dog poo.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

A Weston mother has been sentenced to seven years in prison after launching a brutal attack on her own baby.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:08

Hornets’ poor league form continued with a heavy defeat at the hands of St Ives.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists