@CityWestminster Enforcement Is Upheld
An appeal by Starbucks’, against the size of a recent fine from Westminster City Council, has been rejected.
The initial fine from the council was £160,000 but the appeal at Southwark Crown Court has resulted in Starbucks’ fine increasing to £175,000.
The initial fine related to four occasions where Starbucks’ had left rubbish outside their stores outside of normal collection times.
Upon increasing the fine for two of the four offences, the judge remarked that the behaviour undertaken by the company had been deliberate.
This result proves that the council’s approach towards enforcement is working, and shows the ability of the council to enforce against companies the size of Starbucks’.
I continue to work with residents and businesses to ensure that our area is clean, and that the West End remains an excellent place to live and work.
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