Thursday, April 14, 2016

Man who dropped entire feast of fried chicken and fries on pavement fined by council - Update

A man who dropped a KFC meal by accident in St George's Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and didn't pick it up and put it in the bin has been fined by the local council for littering.

Callum Meek walked away from the 'scene of devastation' when the bag broke and sent his entire KFC meal onto the pavement just seconds after he walked out of the shop. He walked away ruing his lost dinner. Mr Meek later sheepishly came forward to own up to being the one who dropped it. And now Cheltenham Borough Council have issued a fine.

A fixed penalty notice has been sent to Mr Meek. Councillor Andrew McKinlay, Cabinet Member Development and Safety (LD, Up Hatherley) said: "Nobody wants to see litter on our streets and residents of the town will want to know that we are doing all we can to keep Cheltenham tidy. At first glance this might be no more than the consequence of high jinks.

"However, the unpleasant result of littering like this and the £2million annual bill for clearing the streets is no laughing matter. That's why the council has sent a fine to Callum and we hope he will pick up his litter in future. I urge everybody to use the many litter bins provided to ensure our town remains a clean and tidy place to live." The fixed penalty is £80, and must be paid within fourteen days. This amount is reduced to £50 if payment is received within seven days.

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