Environmental Enforcement on litter picking and dog fouling

Many of you will be aware that over the past months the Environmental Services team have been working towards bringing in an enforcement team to deal with environmental issues, including dog fouling and littering.

This is to inform you that we have carried out a successful tender and awarded a contract to a specialised company “District Enforcement”. District will be operational on the streets of Pembrokeshire as from the 10th September, 2018.

The Environmental Services team have been working through the mobilisation plan with the company and you will probably have seen the recent press release.

The contract will deal initially with littering, dog fouling and other anti-social behaviour.

From listening to yourselves and residents we know how important it is for our local area to be clean, free from litter and dog fouling and a pleasant environment in which to live. Despite all Pembrokeshire County Council’s efforts to keep the area clean and litter-free some individuals continue to drop litter, fail to clean up after their dog or carry out other anti-social behaviour.

As part of a continuing commitment to improve the local environment for the benefit of us all this contract will enable us to increase our capacity to deal with environmental
enforcement across the County.

Uniformed Environmental Enforcement Officers will be operating in all parts of the County on the streets, car parks and on other open land that the public have access to. Anyone
witnessed littering by the officers will be issued with a £150 fixed penalty notice, which will be discounted to £75 if paid within 10 days.

We are asking for your support to make improvements to the local environment by bringing our enforcement approach to the attention of your constituents.

If you have any details regarding problem areas within your community or any queries please contact environmentalcrime@pembrokeshire.gov.uk