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Caerphilly Council increases fines for littering and dog fouling

Published in News at 09:21, Tuesday June 2nd, 2015.

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Fines for littering and dog fouling offences will increase to £100 in Caerphilly County Borough from June.

Members of Caerphilly Council’s Cabinet approved the proposals, which will see fixed penalty notices rise from £75.

During 2014/15, 266 fixed penalty notices were issued for littering offences in Caerphilly County Borough

Cllr David Poole, Deputy Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council, said: “Dog control order and littering offences are very emotive issues for residents across Caerphilly County Borough, and we welcome this increase in the level of fine for fixed penalty notices.

“I would also emphasise that this is certainly not intended as a cash generating exercise. We are simply reacting to public concern and taking action against the small minority of people who commit these offences. We want to reassure our residents that we are taking these matters very seriously.”

The new fixed penalty notices of £100, which can be reduced to £75 if paid within seven days, will come into force from June 1.

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  • Phil

    Come to Abertridwr….will make £millions from dog fouling…266????? less than one a day..

  • Phil

    Come to Abertridwr….will make £millions from dog fouling…266????? less than one a day..

  • Trefor Bond

    How about imposing fines on Traders who cause filth and rubbish throughout the borough. they are easily and readily identifiable.

    Two hot spots in Caerphilly Town, the lane junction in Pentrebane Street. The traders responsible for this constant mess and health issues to member of the public are obvious.

    The second spot is at the rear of the former TESCO store in the Town, Jusy take a look. It is clear Caerphilly CBC does not impose fines on this group of people ( Traders) but will employ jobsworths to impose fines on dog owners ( quite right too) whilst being complicit in allowing considerable mess and litter caused by traders to go unpunished. disgrace!.

  • Trefor Bond

    How about imposing fines on Traders who cause filth and rubbish throughout the borough. they are easily and readily identifiable.

    Two hot spots in Caerphilly Town, the lane junction in Pentrebane Street. The traders responsible for this constant mess and health issues to member of the public are obvious.

    The second spot is at the rear of the former TESCO store in the Town, Jusy take a look. It is clear Caerphilly CBC does not impose fines on this group of people ( Traders) but will employ jobsworths to impose fines on dog owners ( quite right too) whilst being complicit in allowing considerable mess and litter caused by traders to go unpunished. disgrace!.