Democracy - Decision details

Decision details

Litter Enforcement

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Borough of Brentwood experiences issues, like many other authorities, with discarded litter. This especially so on major trunk roads around and through Brentwood where not only is the litter a problem but so is the safety of our operatives.


The authority was reviewing how the management and collection of litter can be addressed from beginning to end which will form a report to a future Environment, Housing & Health Committee.


However, in the meantime the Councilwere looking at other options to reduce or deter littering in the borough. This report asked Members to consider one such option by considering the introduction of a 14 day trial of a littercam which detects people throwing litter from moving or stationery cars.


After a full discussion, Cllr Poppy MOVED and Cllr Pearson SECONDED the recommendations in the report. A vote was taken and it was RESOLVED.


Members are asked to:

R1. To agree to a trial of a ‘Littercam’ camera to be deployed for 14 days at a cost of £4,500 plus lamp column checks at £850, installation, decommission and cost to return the camera.


R2. To approve the trial is funded from an appropriate Earmarked Reserve.


R3.That a further report on the outcome from this trial is brought back to this committee for consideration.


Reasons for Recommendation

Brentwood Borough Council needed to consider all methods to combat the problem of litter in the area and whilst campaigns have their place other options should be considered.


Emphasise to the public that we as a Council and a borough do not tolerate poor behaviours of those who blot our landscape by not disposing of litter appropriately


Will enable the Council to consider whether such a scheme could work on a more permanent basis.

Report author: Greg Campbell

Publication date: 07/10/2021

Date of decision: 30/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 30/09/2021 - Policy, Resources & Economic Development Committee

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