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Shopkeeper fined for dumping rubbish bag

Created on 18/09/2017 @ 15:30
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A Newtown shopkeeper has been fined £75 for leaving a black bag of rubbish in one of the town’s car parks, Powys County Council has said.

The council has not named the shop or shop owner, but said one of its Waste and Recycling Team issued the fixed penalty notice after a the officer found the black bag in Back Lane car park.
The officer carried out an investigation and found documents amongst the rubbish which were linked to the shopkeeper, who was then issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice.

It is understood the rubbish was left there earlier in the year.

The council said general rubbish was not to be left at such recycling areas.
Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling, said: “It is a criminal offence to litter and anyone found doing so could receive a fine of up to £2,500 if it goes to court.
“We have received a number of complaints about litter being dumped so we have stepped up our waste awareness and enforcement activities in the town.  Our team are out every day closely monitoring the streets and known litter hotspots.
“Clearing up littering and fly-tipping costs Welsh councils millions of pounds each year. We hope this will act as a warning to show that we will investigate this anti-social behaviour and take the appropriate enforcement action necessary.
"We want to make Powys a more welcoming place for residents and visitors, and this starts by having a clean environment."

Photo: The Back Lane recycling area where the black plastic bag was found

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