Page last updated on 28/6/2011
Man fined for dog fouling offence at coastal park
A MAN has been fined for failing to clean up after his dog at one of Llanelli’s most popular visitor attractions.
The council’s environmental enforcement officers issued the fixed penalty notice for £75 at Festival Fields – part of the award-winning Millennium Coastal Park.
Failure to pay could lead to prosecution in the magistrates court and a maximum fine of £1,000.
The council now hopes this fine will act as a warning to others that anyone caught failing to clean up after their dog will be prosecuted.
Executive board member for the environment Councillor Philip Hughes said: “Dog mess left anywhere is a serious health risk, the Festival Fields are used by families with young children and this type of anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
“The majority of residents take their responsibilities seriously but there is still a small minority who do not listen.
“The council is determined to stop the problem of dog fouling in Carmarthenshire and improve the environment for both residents and visitors.”
Owners are being encouraged to always keep a supply of bags near their dog's lead so they don't forget when they go out for a walk.
If you have any information regarding dog fouling please call Carmarthenshire Direct on 01267 234567.