|Two wheels better than four|
|News - Climate Change News|
|Saturday, 20 October 2012 09:52|
COUNCIL environmental enforcement officers are using two wheels instead of four to catch people who are dropping litter and not cleaning up after their dogs.
The officers carry out patrols across the county in sometimes quite difficult to reach areas by car, and often quite large areas by foot.
That’s why they are getting on their bikes to get around quickly and easily. They are particularly useful for getting around the Millennium Coastal Park which runs all the way from Loughor to Burry Port and for travelling about the town centres.
Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “Our enforcement officers patrol the whole of Carmarthenshire and it is very difficult to catch people in the act. They can get to certain areas quicker and easier on bikes and hopefully fine those irresponsible people who are messing up our county.”
Anyone caught failing to clean up after their dog or dropping litter can be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75 or get prosecuted in court and face an even bigger fine.
Cllr Jones added: “The council is determined to keep Carmarthenshire clean for both residents and visitors.”