Our Community Council, have been contacted by a number of residents, who have recently received notice of fines involving waste bags left on pavements, after normal waste collection days, and would therefore like to warn all residents that enforcement officers working for an independent company 3GS have been in the area.
While we fully support measures to reduce litter, we are concerned that there is some confusion as to any method of appeal to these fines.
We therefore advise residents that should they wish to dispute a fine notice to contact the Vale of Glamorgan Council and importantly to record the reference number supplied to evidence your call.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring CIV on 01446 700111
Below are more details on this new enforcement measures. Should you wish to report an incident of littering, fly tipping, dog fouling or graffiti then please follow the link at the base of this article.
Enforcement – Environmental enforcement officers patrol in the Vale of Glamorgan as new measures to tackle littering and environmental crime have come into effect.
Littering, dog fouling, and graffitiwill all be tackled by specialist officers, employed by private enforcement contractors 3GS, who have the power to issue on-the-spot penalties of £75.
The officers will be patrolling streets, parks, playing fields and open spaces throughout the Vale and have legal powers to stop anyone they see committing an environmental crime such as littering.
Covert operations and investigations will also be carried out to tackle fly-tipping.
The team will also be targeting irresponsible business owners, who fail to ensure rubbish is disposed of correctly, by leaving bags of waste on streets or allowing commercial bins to overflow. In these cases fixed penalty notices of up to £300 can be issued.