This morning, Telford MP, Lucy Allan, joined fellow MPs to discuss and vote on new regulations on the issue of littering from cars.
These regulations will grant powers to councils in England, outside of London, to require the keeper of a vehicle to pay a fixed civil penalty if there is reason to believe that a littering offence has been committed from the vehicle.
The call for more stringent regulation is being championed by DEFRA Minister, Therese Coffey, and the matter has gained particular momentum, online, via the #DontBeATosser Twitter campaign.
Speaking at this morning's meeting of the committee to approve these regulations, Ms Allan highlighted the issue of littering in Telford and, in particular, littering from cars at slip roads to Junctions 4, 5, 6 of the M54.
Commenting on the regulations, Ms Allan said:
“I welcome these measures which will strengthen the hand of local councils in preventing littering from cars, which is an issue which greatly concerns many of my constituents in Telford.’