Reward To Catch Litter Lout

19 May 2010, 14:14 | Updated: 19 May 2010, 15:35

A £100 pound reward is being offered for help to catch the person who is dumping litter on Bournemouth's streets everynight.

The council think the same person is responsible for  the mess that's being left around the Wellington Road junction.

The problem means the Council has to redirect resources to go and clean up the mess, and say it is a waste of tax-payers money.

Rick Davies, Street Services Area Manager, said: "The offender appears to go out at night and scatter the contents of a rubbish bag all down the roads. Typically the contents include piles of newspapers or magazines and regularly there are used plastic cups from a vending machine. We also find brand new toothbrushes on a regular basis which have been snapped in two and discarded along with the packaging.

"We have spoken to people locally and so many are aware of the problem but don’t know who is behind it and they are as frustrated as the Council. We need to know who is doing this as it’s not fair on our teams who have to clean it up or on the taxpayers whose money is being redirected to pay for the cleaning."

Anyone with information should contact Street Services on 01202 451199 or email cleansing&