One of the themes in the Boston Big Local Plan is ‘Creating a More Attractive Environment‘. Linked to this theme is a priority of delivering activities to educate and inform residents of their responsibility towards the local environment.
To help achieve this aim, Boston Big Local has recently sponsored the printing of a leaflet which was delivered to around 29,000 Boston households earlier this month, along with their council tax bills. The leaflet explains some of the actions that constitute environmental crime, including littering, fly-tipping, dog-fouling and graffiti.
Jen Moore works as an Environment and Sustainability Officer at Boston Borough Council. She said: “We hope the leaflet will prompt people to think about the environment and consider how their own actions and behaviours can impact negatively on the local area and community.
“Some people think that if they pay someone to take away their rubbish they are no longer responsible for it, but that’s not the case. If that rubbish ends up being dumped somewhere, we will trace it back to find out where it came from. When that happens, the householders could be liable for a fine, even though they weren’t the ones who did the fly-tipping. If you are paying someone to dispose of your rubbish, we strongly urge you to check that they hold a waste carrier’s licence to make sure they are properly authorised.”
You can read more about Boston Big Local’s ‘Creating a More Attractive Environment’ theme here on the website and you can download a copy of the Environmental Crime leaflet here.