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North Herts Council urges people not to throw litter from their vehicles with new signs on the A505

15 October 2021
Sign saying Littering is illegal

New signs have been put up to help address littering on the A505 stretch between Royston McDonalds and the A10 Roundabout. This area is a hotspot for litter being thrown from vehicles which is what prompted the initiative.

There will be 8 new signs on this stretch of road to reiterate that littering is illegal and that litter should always be taken home with you or put in a bin.

The signs have been a joint project between North Herts Council, Herts County Council and Royston First. They were funded by Royston First and the Herts County Councillor Locality Budgets of Fiona Hill and Steve Jarvis.

Cllr Steve Jarvis, North Herts Council Executive Member for Environment and Leisure said: “Throwing litter out of a vehicle is illegal. It is also antisocial, creates an eyesore and costs the taxpayer to clean it up, so please dispose of your litter safely and responsibly when you get to your destination.”

David Smyth Chair of Royston First said: “The littering has been particularly bad on this stretch of road since the pandemic, and we hope that the signage goes some way to alleviating the problem. We were really happy to collaborate with this project and hope that the signage helps improves the litter situation.”

The issue of littering on the A505 was raised by the Royston Town Working Party earlier this year. Signs have been used successfully by Dacorum Borough Council to discourage littering and we are hoping these new additions will have similar success. The signs are movable so they can be relocated to other hotspots in the future to continue to tackle littering in our area.

If you see someone littering or fly-tipping you can report this on the County Council website.