People caught urinating in public to be sent on 'walk of shame'

People caught urinating in public to be sent on 'walk of shame'PA

Chester Council has joined forces with police to crackdown on the numbers of people who are caught on CCTV urinating in the street.

The Daily Mail reports that they have introduced a 'heritage awareness course' to teach offenders about the consequences of their actions.

Each day up to 30 people are caught on CCTV urinating in public in Chester, and officials say that urine is starting to corrode the city's historic buildings.

In the last year, 108 offenders have agreed to pay £75 to pay to go on the course, rather than going to court and facing a heavier fine.

As part of the course, they are taken on a walk around the city to inspect the damage caused by urination and told how their behaviour affects other residents.

According to the Daily Mail, students, soldiers and the unemployed are the main culprits, but accountants, solicitors and teachers have also been caught in the act.

Cheshire Police Inspector Julie Westgate said: "We want to make offenders accountable for the damage to the city's heritage."

The Chester Chronicle reports that a new poster, produced by Cheshire West and Chester Council and backed by Pubwatch, has been displayed in Chester city centre, with the aim of discouraging people from using the streets as a public toilet.

The poster, showing a urinating cherub, warns of a £500 fine for anyone who is caught doing a 'pee in public'.

Click on the image below for 2012's beautiful World Heritage Sites...

10 PHOTOS
Beautiful new World Heritage Sites for 2012
See Gallery
People caught urinating in public to be sent on 'walk of shame'

Grand-Hornu, Bois-du-Luc, Bois du Cazier and Blegny-Mine in Wallonia form a 170km strip crossing the east to west of Belgium and consist of the best-preserved 19th and 20th-century coal-mining sites in the country. The four sites offer an insight into all aspects of Wallonia's heritage and represent the intense migration flows involving Flemish, Polish, Italian, Spanish, Green, Moroccan and Turkish workers.

Older than the Himalaya mountains and recognised as one of the world's eight 'hottest hotspots' of biological diversity, India's Western Ghats mountain chain includes some of the best non-equatorial tropical evergreen forests anywhere. Its high montane forest ecosystems influence the Indian monsoon weather pattern and moderate the region's tropical climate, representing one of the best examples of the monsoon system on the planet. The Western Ghats are home to at least 325 globally threatened flowers, plants, birds, reptiles and fish species.

The elaborately decorated farmhouses of Halsingland in central Sweden portray the region's timber building tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages. They reflect how independent farmers used their wealth to build new homes which they styled using a fusion of folk art and design favoured by the landed gentry of the time, Baroque and Rococo. There are seven of the timber houses listed as a World Heritage Site, which were decorated by known and unknown artists.

Characterised by spectacular rock pillars that reach a height of 100m along the banks of the Lena River, the Lena Pillars Nature Park is less than a day's boat ride from the city of Yakutsk. The pillars were formed by the region's extreme climate, with an annual temperature range of almost 100C - from -60C in winter to 40C in summer! The park is also home to many Cambrian fossil remains of various species.

Extensively fortified from the 17th to 19th centuries, the town of Elvas in Portugal contains barracks and other military buildings, churches and monasteries. It contains remains dating back to the 10th century and its fortification began when Portugal regained independence in 1640. The Dutch-designed fortifications comprise 12 forts in an irregular polygon, roughly centred on the castle and making use of the landscape and hills.

This Baroque masterpiece in the town of Bayreuth was built between 1745 and 1750, and is the only entirely preserved example of its kind where an audience of 500 can experience the culture of Baroque court opera and acoustics authentically. Margravial Opera House retains its original materials, including wood and canvas, and was designed by renowned theatre architect Giuseppe Galli Bibiena. With a depth of 27 metres, the stage was once the largest in Germany until 1871.

Morocco's capital city Rabat features royal and administrative areas, residential and commercial developments, and the Jardins d'Essis botanical and pleasure gardens in the new town, which was conceived and built under the French Protectorate from 1912 to the 1930s. The older parts of Rabat date back to the 12th century and include the Hassan Mosque from 1184 and the Almohad ramparts and gates. Although often overlooked while Marrakech gets all the attention, Rabat has plenty to offer visitors who love a mixture of the old and new.

Water temples and rice terraces are the heart of the water-management system called the subak, which dates back to the ninth century in Bali. The cultural philosophy of the subak brings together the realms of the spirit, the human world and nature, and came from the cultural exchange between Bali and India over the past 2,000 years, which has shaped the landscape of the island. The democratic and egalitarian farming practices of the subak system have enabled the people of Bali to become the most prolific rice growers in the archipelago.

The UNESCO site in Rio de Janeiro includes some of the city's most famous landmarks: the Botanical Gardens established in 1808, the celebrated Christ statue, the Tijuca National Park's mountains down to the sea and the hills around Guanabara Bay. Rio has also been recognised for the artistic inspiration it has given musicians, landscapers and urbanists.

Dotted with 445 uninhabited limestone islands of volcanic origin, Rock Islands Southern Lagoon in Palau is a weird and wonderful site displaying unique mushroom-like shapes in turquoise lagoons. Its beauty is heightened by a complex reef system featuring over 385 coral species. A large diversity of plants, birds and marina animals, such as dugong and more than 13 shark species are found here. One of the islands' most famous attractions is the marine lake Jellyfish Lake, where you can find stingless jellyfish which are only known to Palau.

HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE


Related articles:

Tunbridge Wells to be rebranded to attract tourists

Police trace hotel guest who didn't pay through DNA

Read Full Story

FROM OUR PARTNERS