Oxford city council has allotted 75,000 to a get-tough campaign targeting illegal rubbish dumping, littering, graffiti artists, noisy neighbours and dog fouling. The money will be spent on educating the public about current laws, in a campaign focussing on prevention and punishment. Street wardens and environmental officers will have the power to issue on-the-spot fixed penalty notices to offenders. Non-payment could lead to a court appearance and fines of up to 5,000. Over the last year the council has issued just three 50 fines to dog owners who did not clean up after their dogs and 89 warning notices for noise and rubbish dumping.
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