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Rubbish strewn in public park

Created on 05/03/2018 @ 16:20
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Litter is being strewn in parks throughout Newtown, posing a danger to children and the public, as well as being a general nuisance.

A MyNewtown reader sent us photographs from Trehafren Fields where bags of rubbbish, a pushchair and other rubbish has just been thrown into woods or on to the fields.

With Newtown attracting over £1million in Big Lottery funding for its "green" project, the reader questioned if people would take good care of the new amenities planned if they cannot look after what the town already has.

"We are getting this new lottery funding for park area but we don't look after them now," he said referring to the public and council.

It's not known how long a lot of the bags of rubbish have been there, although it is understood it has been building up over recent months.

In the past the changed opening times to the waste and recycling centre in Wern Ddu Lane and the three week rubbish collections have been blamed for an increase in fly-tipping.

This week, Powys County Council will introduce new penalty fines of up to £400 for anyone dumping litter. The council will be able to use evidence connecting the rubbish with an individual to serve the notices.

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Photos: Some of the litter at Trehafren fields, as sent in by a MyNewtown reader

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