James Morris MP sets plan to tackle litter across Sandwell & Dudley

Litter affects us all, it blights our local environment in Sandwell & Dudley and costs £5,263 and £2,936 (respectively) to clean-up. That is why, the new Litter Strategy sets out plans to help to tackle this anti-social behavior, making Sandwell& Dudley a more attractive area and helping our local economy to prosper and grow.

As part of the first national Litter Strategy litter louts could be hit with £150 fines. This will build on measures to better distribute public bins, making it easier to throw away rubbish, and the recommendation that offenders on community sentences help to clear up fly-tipped waste. These plans will make sure in Sandwell & Dudley we can all enjoy the local environment and it is a clean, healthy place to live and work in.

We want to be the first generation to leave our environment in in a better state than we found it, and tackling litter is an important part of our drive to make Sandwell & Dudley a better place to live and visit.

James Morris MP commented:

“Litter is something that affects us all in Sandwell & Dudley and blights our local environment.  I want to make sure Sandwell& Dudley is a great place to live in, work in and the local economy can thrive.

“The Litter Strategy will make it easier for people to get rid of litter properly in Sandwell & Dudley, creating an anti-littering culture and introducing tougher enforcement measures to hit thoughtless litter louts in the pocket.

“We want to make sure Sandwell & Dudley is a nice local environment for us to all enjoy and tackling litter is an important part of our drive to make our area a better place to live.”

Since becoming an MP in 2010 James Morris has been taking practical steps to help end the plight of litter, joining residents at dozens of litter picks, action days and community events to brighten up our towns.  As part of James Morris' 'Plan for Halesowen & Rowley Regis' tackling litter and graffiti is one of his six top priorities to help make the community and even more attractive place to live.