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Friday, October 16, 2015

County brings non-payers to court

Denbighshire’s zero tolerance approach to tackling environmental crime in the county continues, with thirteen people being fined for not paying fixed penalty notices for offences.
 
A recent hearings at Llandudno Magistrates Court heard cases against 11 people for littering and two for allowing their dogs to foul in public without cleaning up the mess.
 
Councillor David Smith, Cabinet Lead Member with responsibility for Environment, said: “Taking court action against those failing to pay their fixed penalty notices is very much a last resort.  What we want to see is people respecting their environment and not committing offences such as littering and failing to clean up after their dogs in the first place.
 
“We need to respect and protect our environment and the vast majority of residents in Denbighshire do so responsibly and lawfully. It’s only a small number of people that disrespect the environment in this way.
 
“We will continue with our efforts to educate the public and we will be vigilant in our communities with action being taken against those who blatantly show little respect to the environment and hamper our efforts to keep Denbighshire’s streets clean and tidy”.
 
Denbighshire works closely with Kingdom Security and partners such as North Wales Police to promote and maintain tidy, clean streets.

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