Page last updated on 19/9/2011
A TUMBLE man has been prosecuted after failing to pay a fixed penalty for littering.
Marcus Thomas was convicted at Ammanford Magistrates Court in his absence of an offence contrary to Section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
The court was told that on Sunday February 6 this year environmental enforcement officers at the B&Q car park in Trostre, Llanelli, saw 30-year-old Thomas discard fast food packaging onto the floor from a parked vehicle. He was issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice which he failed to pay.
Thomas, of Clos Gwyn, Tumble, was fined £175 and ordered to pay £156 contribution towards prosecution costs.
Executive Board Member for the Environment Cllr Philip Hughes said: “Hopefully this fine will help to raise awareness of this type of litter. The council is determined to improve the quality of the environment in Carmarthenshire for both residents and visitors.”