Carmarthenshire County Council reports that a man has been issued a penalty notice by its environmental enforcement officers for failing to clean up after his dog at Dafen pond.
When challenged, he told officers that he hadn’t see it. Nevertheless, he was issued with fixed a penalty notice for £75. If he fails to pay he could be prosecuted in the magistrates court where the maximum fine is £1,000.
Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “One of the most common complaints made to the council is about dog fouling.
“Our officers carry out patrols across the county but they have to be in the right place at the right time – so it can be difficult to actually catch people in the act. But anyone caught will be fined.
“Saying you didn’t see it or you have no bags on you is not an excuse. Dog mess left anywhere is not only a nuisance and very unpleasant, but it can have serious health implications.”
Wales and British & irish Lions rugby star Mike Phillips was out promoting the new partnership with Owens Road Services and Follow Your Dreams on Tuesday. He was at the haulage firm's Dafen headquarters talking about the charity - and rugby - to the BBC.
Phillips is a patron of the Follow your Dreams charity which inspires children and young people with learning disabilities to recognise their ambition, potential and aspirations. Owens said that they were honoured to support the charity and by promoting it on their vehicles which deliver across the UK.
A Fish/Sausage & Chip Supper will be held on Monday, September 7th in Dafen Parish Hall starting at 7pm; and will be followed by Bingo.
Tickets are £4 and will be available from Church Members.
Two community noticeboards in Dafen have been repaired after being smashed by vandals.
The noticeboards are among six situated around Dafen, (including ones on lower Capel Road, Bryn Elli, Dafen Road - opposite Owens, and one opposite Dafen post office), used to promote services and events around the village.
A notice board on the top of Capel Road (near the old quarry) and another on Bryngwyn Road (near Dafen School) have been in a state of disrepair for quite some time after damage to the windows. Volunteers from Dafen Forum carried out the repairs at the weekend, and money raised by the Forum will pay for materials.
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