On-the-spot litter fines handed out – from Monday
Pembrokeshire County Council is launching a crackdown on environmental offenders.
From Monday 10th a new team of enforcement officers will be patrolling the streets of Pembrokeshire handing out on-the-spot fines of up to £150 to anyone failing to keep the countyclean and tidy.
Fixed penalty notices will be given to people spotted dropping litter or allowing dog-fouling, as well as those responsible for fly-posting, graffiti, and anti-social behaviour.
The move is thanks to a new partnership between Pembrokeshire County Council and District Enforcement, an environmental crime enforcement agency.
Cllr Pat Davies, Cabinet Member for Housing and Regulatory Services, said the partnership aims to improve the quality of the environment for local communities.
“Although the vast majority of residents have pride in their county, a small minority neglect their responsibilities; and these are the ones who we are targeting in this initiative,” she said.
“So, if you drop litter in the street or throw it out of your car window, or fail to clear up after your dog, beware – you may have a hefty price to pay for your actions.”
The team of enforcement officers, who are experts in environmental crime, will operate at various locations throughout the county