Fifty fixed penalty notices issued by Council for environmental crime
Operation Clean-up, Flintshire County Council’s scheme to clean up the environment has begun prosecutions for non-payment of fines.
Fifty fixed penalty notices have been issued since the scheme started in relation to environmental crime, which included 43 for littering and seven for dog fouling.
The operation also successfully prosecuted three people on Friday 20 December for failing to pay their fixed penalty notices for littering offences.
Miss Lisa Roberts from Shotton was fined £288.67, Mr Peter Lloyd from Flint was fined £267.96 and Mr Muralikrishna Velakkayala also from Flint had to pay £267.96.
Operation Clean Up started in April of this year and has been continuing the good work of Operation Pooper Snooper, which targeted irresponsible dog owners. The revised operation also now includes the offences of littering, fly tipping and graffiti.
There is a zero tolerance approach to these crimes within Flintshire and enforcement team members from the Council have been undertaking patrols across the county, spending time patrolling different towns and villages, with culprits caught being issued with a fixed penalty notice (FPN) of £75.
Councillor Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Waste Strategy, Public Protection and Leisure said:
“This is an on-going campaign and if the fixed penalty notices issued by Operation Clean-up are not paid then we will prosecute. There still remains the irresponsible minority who fail to pick up their litter, or to clean up after their dog. In adopting this more strengthened targeted approach to enforcement I believe that we are sending out the strongest possible message that dog fouling, littering, fly tipping and graffiti is anti-social and will not be tolerated.”
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