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Council launches littering ‘name and shame’

Created on 13/04/2017 @ 08:21
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Welshpool Town Council is today treading a delicate legal line after announcing it has started to ‘name and shame’ people they believe are causing the town’s fly tipping problem.

Last night a name was published by the town council of someone they believe is one of those behind the latest shameful incident where 15 bags were dumped around the town centre.

It is thought the town council has gone through the rubbish to find evidence of who might be involved and taken the decision to publish.

MyWelshpool won’t be publishing the name for legal reasons, but the town council is adamant it is doing the right thing.

Town clerk Robert Robinson announced: “We would remind people that it is their responsibility to dispose of rubbish correctly and not expect others to pay for its removal. Please help to keep our Town a nice place to be.”

The decision received a mixed reaction online last night. Some residents backed the hard line initiative but others were sceptical with one pointing out that the person named may not have anything to do with the fly tipping.

However, the town council said it will continue its campaign to clamp down on the growing problem which has increased following the county council’s decision to restrict opening times and entry to recycling sites.

The Powys County Council decision to restrict opening times at the recycling centres was last night branded “absurd” by Montgomeryshire Assembly Member Russell George who said he has been contacted by a number of local residents.

“Powys County Council’s inflexibility is absolutely absurd and shows a total lack of common sense,” he said.


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