Spot fines for illegal building material
Builders and housholders now face £100 on-the-spot fine if they illegally leave building materials outside properties.
The council is issuing a reminder that by law any material left on the public highway - roads, pavements or verges - needs to have a licence.
Charges vary depending on how long material is left out.
Council street scene enforcement officers warn they will now be taking tough action against anyone flouting the law. In more serious cases, offenders can end up in the Magistrates' Court.
Newham Council's Cllr Ian Corbett, Executive Member for Infrastructure and Environment, said: "Building material illegally left outside properties isn'y just an eyesore - it can be dangerous. We want to...