A MAN has been fined £220 for littering after he was caught dropping a penalty charge notice on the floor in Hereford.

Darren Mark Davies, of Maple Ridge Close in Llandrindod Wells, dropped the notice in King Street, Hereford, on July 18 last year.

Penalty charge notices are issued to drivers breaking parking rules in Herefordshire.

Herefordshire Council said he had thrown down, left or otherwise deposited the penalty charge notice in a public highway.

The council gives out £140 fixed penalty notices for littering, which are reduced to £100 if paid within 10 days, but littering matters are taken to court for prosecution when defendants fail to pay.


Similar penalties are also handed out for failing to clean up dog poo, putting up posters without permission, and spraying graffiti. Usually, these notices are handed out on the spot.

48-year-old Davies was fined £220, as well as a victim surcharge of £88 and prosecution costs of £90.

The offence was proven by single justice procedure on February 9 at Worcester Magistrates' Court.