Posted: Wed 24th Feb 2016

Litter environmental crime campaign continues in Denbighshire

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 24th, 2016

Denbighshire County Council’s high profile campaign against littering is continuing, with a further 19 people fined through the courts for dropping litter. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

19 people were taken through the courts for failing to pay their fixed penalty notices after being caught willingly dropping litter and failing to pick it up. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

At the recent hearing at Llandudno Magistrates Court, the 19 people received were fined £1,995 in total and were ordered to pay £85 costs each (£1,615 worth of costs in total). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor David Smith, Cabinet Lead Member for Environment, said: “The majority of people in Denbighshire, be they residents or visitors, act responsibly and clear up their litter. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

We are taking a tough stance against environmental crimes such as littering and dog fouling in direct response to calls from our residents for clean and tidy streets which is now one of our main priorities. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Taking matters through the courts is very much a last resort – we would far prefer to see our communities litter free. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Our message is getting across to the majority of residents and we thank them for working with is. It is the small number of individuals who persist in dropping litter knowingly that we are trying to target and influence their behaviour”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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