Litter/dog fouling patrols: 53 fines issued in first week of Vale pilot scheme
12:10pm Friday 10th August 2012 in News
PRIVATE local authority support company XFOR started its one-year trial in the Vale on July 30, taking a zero tolerance approach to environmental crimes such as dog fouling and littering - and at the end of the first week, 53 Fixed Penalty Notices (£75) were issued.
Officers patrolled areas including Penarth town centre, Barry Island, Llantwit Major, Cosmeston Lakes, and several Vale parks. XFOR officers wear CCTV cameras to capture pictures and audio and during the first week, XFOR have allowed the public to have their CCTV footage reviewed by the service manager.
Team leader John Llewellyn-Jones said: “Should the public have any doubt about the quality of the evidence captured, or how they have been spoken to by our uniformed officers, it can be addressed at an early stage."
Fixed Penalty Notice offences (issued without warning) specifically relate to the Environmental Protection Act (1990), Fouling of Land Act (1996) and Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (2005).