Plan to stub out cigarette litter
New cigarette bins have been put around the town after Sudbury’s community wardens created a convincing case to councillors.
After an initial 20 bins were put up in and around the town centre head warden Bradley Smith collected the resulting cigarette ends and showed them to the council’s finance committee in a visual demonstration of the need for more bins.
His plan worked and now another 10 more bins have been funded, leaving those who smoke with no excuse to drop cigarette butts.
“We have the option of a fixed penalty notice and a £60 fine which is something the wardens can give out,” said Mr Smith. “The last thing anyone wants to do is enforcement, but there’s no reason for it if there are so many bins around. If it needs to happen it will happen.”