Posted: Sun 19th Mar 2017

People Fined For Littering And Dog Fouling /
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Mar 19th, 2017

Some 26 people have been fined for dropping litter and a further nine for dog fouling offences in Carmarthenshire during January and February. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It includes seven fixed penalty notices of £75 for dropping litter at Dafen pond and leaving rubbish around the recycling banks; four at McDonald’s car park in Carmarthen, as well as in the co-op car park in Cross Hands, and Lloyd Street car park in Ammanford. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Fixed penalty notices for £100 were issued to people for not cleaning up after their dogs at Sandy Water Park; Penygaer playing fields;, two at Dafen pond; Penyfan, Llanelli; High Street, Tumble; Burry Port; Penllwyn Park, Carmarthen and St Clears car park. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The council’s environmental enforcement officers also issued 22 section 46 notices under the Environmental Protection Act to householders who had either put their rubbish out on the wrong day or in the wrong containers (16 of which were in Llanelli town, two in Carmarthen, two in St Clears, one in Burry Port and one in Pontyates) and a section 47 notice to an Ammanford business for failing to comply with trade waste regulations. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

One Llanelli business has also been fined £100 for breaching a section 47 notice. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The enforcement officers carry out patrols across the county as well as responding to complaints made by members of the public. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “The officers have had a very busy month. They have carried out proactive patrols at Dafen pond due to a number of complaints, particularly in relation to rubbish being left on the ground near the recycling banks. Hopefully these fines will deter any further problems. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Nine people were fined for dog fouling offences this month and the majority were in areas where children play; as well as being extremely unpleasant, dog mess can cause serious health risks if left so I hope this will act as a deterrent. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I was pleased to see notices have also been handed out to residents for putting their rubbish out on the wrong day, this is a major problem in Llanelli town, particularly in the back lanes and can cause litter problems. By serving these notices, hopefully we can prevent it from escalating further.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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