CCTV could be used to stop people spitting in the street
A Lincolnshire council wants to name and shame people dropping litter in the town and spitting on the street.
This was one of the suggestions by councillors at a recent meeting of Boston Borough Council's cabinet committee.
During the meeting it was mentioned that spitting should be branded as 'rubbish' and those carrying out the offence should be named and shamed.
The cabinet agreed to support a number of measures which ranged from talking to schoolchildren about recycling, giving out free dog mess bags and using enforcement to get farmers to clear up mud and debris from roads.
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Members said the newly installed CCTV suite could be used to publicly expose offenders.
Councillor Mike Gilbert said: "If CCTV is of sufficient quality then is it possible to catch people who are spitting?
"That is a real scourge of the town centre. It's not only anti-social it's extremely unhygienic.
"If CCTV could pick that up we could name and shame those individuals.
"Several councils in the UK have raised the profile of spitting to be classed as litter."
Council leader Peter Bedford said: "We should use the local newspapers to name and shame offenders using CCTV images."
During his report, head of environmental operations, George Bernard said dog fouling was a major issue and cigarette ends were also a big public nuisance.
He added: "We have been looking at ways to stop people from dropping litter in the first place.
"We try our best to try and address the issues.
"We need to direct people to litter bins. Shops and businesses are important to us as a lot of litter comes from fast-food restaurants."
Proposals in the review will be looked at by BBC and actioned in the near future.
Councillor Michael Brookes added: "Community groups want to get involved, they find it frustrating when they see dog fouling going on. We could issue fixed penalty tickets. We would share some of the proceeds with any volunteers."
The review was carried out to address "problem areas" in the town and to improve littering issues.