National Highways is facing court action, accused of failing to keep the nation’s highways clean.
Walesonline reports that, in a national first, non-profit campaign group Clean Up Britain (CLUB) has launched a case against National Highways over what they say is its inability to clear up litter on roads, “despite getting billions of pounds every year in taxpayers’ money to do so”.
The report says CLUB founder, John Read, calls it a ‘David vs Goliath’ case and “sees it as a potential successor to the recent Post Office scandal”.
Last year the former Transport Minister Mike Penning led a Westminster Hall debate on motorway litter, calling for a specific top-level Key Performance Indicator for litter on National Highways established, support for the development of AI software/cameras that can identify people who throw litter from vehicles, an increase in fines for littering on motorways and the use of prisoners to help clear litter from motorways.
(Picture – Clean up Britain)