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City litter wardens face the axe

Litter wardens could be taken off the streets of Derby after the council decided to review the posts.

The wardens were introduced in July 2007 to help keep the city clean and in March were given powers to issue fines.

But council officials said the two full-time posts were introduced on a trial basis and extra money would have to be found to extend the positions.

The GMB union has condemned the move and said it was organising a protest outside the council house.

Richard Taylor from the GMB said: "We represent these members and will do all we can to keep them in post.

"But, talking to the people of Derby, I for one don't want to walk through the city with litter round my ankles."

The roles will be discussed at a council meeting on 28 October.

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