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Litter in a public place is unsightly, unpleasant and dangerous to the public and animals. Always place your litter in a litter bin or take it home.
Litter is anything that is dropped onto the ground in a public place and includes cigarette ends and chewing gum as well as sweet wrappers, drinks containers, paper, bags of rubbish etc. Dropping litter in a public place is an offence. Anyone dropping litter can be liable to an immediate fixed penalty fine and if someone is taken to court the maximum fine can be £2,500.