Local authorities across Wales took part in a ‘day of action’ on Wednesday 10 October to raise awareness of the far-reaching impacts of littering and dog fouling.

An independent report published by Keep Wales Tidy in March 2018, showed that the levels of litter found on our streets have remained largely unchanged since last year. So, to encourage people to think twice before harming their local environment, enforcement officers organised a range of special events for Keep Wales Tidy’s National Enforcement Day of Action.

In Torfaen, the enforcement team coordinated a community clean-up. 65 bags of litter and recycling were collected by volunteers, including staff from Torfaen Council and Gwent Police

Conwy’s enforcement team visited dog fouling hotspots. Although dog fouling was only recorded on 8.6% of streets in Wales this year – the lowest figure to date – it remains a serious and hazardous problem for many neighbourhoods across the country.

 As well as using spray paint to draw attention to the taboo subject of dog fouling, Conwy’s enforcement officers were on hand to discuss the issue and offer expert advice to the public.

Jemma Bere, Policy and Research Manager for Keep Wales Tidy said:

Enforcement officers are a constant presence in towns and cities, but we want to raise awareness of the incredible work they do to tackle enviro-crime.

We hope that the day of action encourages other people to take responsibility for their actions. We all need to realise the impact that environmental quality can have on our communities, health and well-being and economy and play our part in caring for our environment.

For more information on Keep Wales Tidy’s policy and research work, visit www.keepwalestidy.cymru

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