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Group set up to discuss “way forward” with controversial Kingdom contract after concerns from public and councillors

The future of a controversial litter enforcement firm in Wrexham is up for discussion after a cross party group of councillors was set up following the growing and “real concerns” from elected members and the public.

Wrexham Council have also confirmed today that discussions with other authorities across North Wales over the creation of a regional enforcement service have taken place

There has been criticism in some quarters over what has seen by many as the controversial appointment of Kingdom’s services since April 2016.

In recent weeks there has been growing pressure on Wrexham Council to cancel its contract with Kingdom after it was announced that the firm would stop issuing fines in Conwy, Flintshire and Denbighshire months earlier than expected.

This has left Wrexham as the only area in north Wales to be left with the company.

Today a fresh statement has been issued by a senior councillor, acknowledging that there have been discussions with other local authorities about working together to deliver an enforcement service.

Councillor David A Bithell, lead member for environment and transport, said: “We are aware of the very real concerns raised by elected members and the people of Wrexham and in response we have set up a Task and Finish group to recommend a way forward.

“The group has met and I would like to thank them for their time on this matter so far.

“The group is made up of all political parties and we are awaiting their outcomes and findings and everyone should be assured we will consider their recommendations.

“We have also been in discussion with other authorities about the potential of working in partnership to deliver a North Wales enforcement service.”

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