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Hardline private litter wardens binned by council
A PRIVATE litter firm, made up of ex-cops and soldiers, and paid to keep Basildon's streets clean, has been dumped by Basildon Council.
The authority employed the services of XFor in April 2012 for a year-long trial.
Despite announcing that the four private litter wardens patrolling the borough would cost the council nothing, the authority ended up incurring a cost as many people issues with fines did not pay.
*Full story in Friday's Echo