Single figure litter fines for Ballymoney and Moyle

Despite littering fines in Northern Ireland rising by 15%, there is a large difference in the number of fines handed out by Councils depending where you live in the province.

Last year, Ballymoney and Moyle Council handed out littering fines in the single figures.

Figures released show that out of 3,472 fixed penalty notices meted out by local councils, Ballymoney Borough Council accounted for only four fines while Moyle District Council accounted for seven.

Other figures show that cleaning Northern Ireland’s streets costs about £40 million each year.

Latest figures reveal 3,742 fixed penalty notices were issued by the 26 local councils in the 12 months to April this year.

That works out at around 10 fines handed out every day across Northern Ireland.

In 2011/12 3,268 fines were issued by local councils.

Belfast City Council accounted for almost half the Northern Ireland total.

It issued 1,790 fines in 2012/13 - up 256 on the previous year’s figures.