Littering unpunished by many councils in England and Wales

Campaigners call for penalties to rise to £1,000 after FOI data reveals lack of punitive action

Most councils issue less than one fine a week to litterers, according to data obtained via freedom of information rules, with one in six issuing no fines at all across a year.

Enforcement varied widely, with a handful of the councils in England and Wales issuing more than 100 a week.

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