41 people fined for environmental crimes
Denbighshire County Council’s tough stance on littering in the county continues – with a further 41 people receiving fines through the courts for offences.
The council took action through the courts against 41 individuals. The court issued a total of £8,800 in fines and ordered individuals to pay £7,380 in costs (in total). The cases against a further 19 individuals were withdrawn, mostly due to the fact they had paid their fixed penalty notices prior to the court appearance.
Councillor David Smith, Cabinet Lead Member for Public Realm, said: “Our residents have told us they want to live in a clean environment and that is why we have made cleaner, tidy streets one of our main priorities in Denbighshire.
“The majority of residents in our county treat the environment with complete respect and that leads to a better quality of life and improves the visual image of the area.
“However, there is a minority of people that are responsible for environmental crime such as dog fouling and don’t clean the mess. Those are the people we are targeting as part of our on-going education campaign which has received support from local communities.
“We will not tolerate examples where people wilfully allow their dogs to foul in public. Enforcement action is very much a last resort and we will continue to be vigilant and work with communities to try and rid our communities of any kind of environmental crimes”.
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