GLASGOW City Council wardens have handed out thousands of fines for littering and dog fouling.

Community enforcement officers have slapped 3401 fixed penalty notices for

littering since the beginning of June 2019, the Glasgow Times can reveal.

The team of 24 wardens also caught out 372 incidents involving dog fouling in the same two-year period.

A fixed penalty notice (FPN) for the council brings in £80 each – totalling a £301,840 revenue boost for the local authority.

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However, the council said the pandemic had played a “significant impact” on the service with less wardens out on patrol throughout Glasgow, meaning the true figure of offences committed is likely to be much higher.

The local authority operates a zero-tolerance approach to littering and dog fouling.

It states: “If a person throws down, drops or otherwise deposits in, into or from any place to which this section applies and leaves anything whatsoever in such circumstances as to cause, or contribute to, or tend to lead to, the defacements by litter of any place to which this section applies is guilty of an offence.”

While dog owners are expected to be “responsible”.

It comes after the Glasgow Times revealed just 33 FPNs were issued for fly-tipping offences, despite around 20,000 cases being reported to the council.

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While just last week, Police Scotland issued 26 fines for those found to be in breach of current coronavirus regulations.