Posted: Thu 18th Aug 2016

Wrexham Council Prosecutes 45 Litterers For ‘Failing to Obey Environmental Laws’ for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016

More than 40 people were fined for littering in a series of hearings earlier this week following legal action by Wrexham Council.

45 cases were heard at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Tuesday, August 15, with all offenders fined between £75 and £100 for dropping litter.

Costs of £50 were awarded in all cases, along with a victim surcharge.

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “I am very pleased the magistrates ruled in our favour in each of these instances.

“I hope this shows that we will use all our powers under the law to follow all environmental enforcement action to its end.

“I’ve repeatedly stated that if you don’t drop litter or allow your dog to foul, you have nothing to fear from our action.

“Our zero-tolerance approach to dog fouling and littering continues.”

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