PENARTH RETAILERS WARNED OF £600-A-TIME FINES FOR BREAKING REFUSE RULES

There's a stink from the black bags falling out of the over-full bins - says Mr Mulcahy

There’s a stink from the black bags falling out of these over-full bins in Arcot Lane . Now the retailers who put them there could find themselves being fined

The non-political Penarth Tourist and Visitor Association has taken the unusual step of issuing a warning small businesses in Penarth about costly fines now being levied by the Labour-run Vale of Glamorgan Council in a costly  clamp-down on refuse and waste procedures.

The  Council has hired the controversial security company 3GS to carry out unannounced inspections to check whether retailers, restaurants and other businesses in the Vale are complying with the regulations on their handling of rubbish

It was all smiles when ther Vale Council greeted the new black-clad private 3GS patrol officers (Left to right at rear) Cllr Gwyn John (Llantwit First) cabinet member, Cllr Neil Moore (Labour Cadoc Ward Barry) council Leader , and Paul Buttivant (3GS managing director) . Now the Vale is aghast at just how assiduously 3GS guys have chased down errant retailers.

It was all smiles when the Labour-run Vale Council first greeted the new black-clad private 3GS patrol officers (Left to right at rear) Cllr Gwyn John (Llantwit First) cabinet member, Cllr Neil Moore (Labour Cadoc Ward Barry) council Leader , and Paul Buttivant (3GS managing director) . Now the Vale is aghast at just how assiduously the 3GS team have set-about bringing small businesses to book

There’s already been a swoop on 6 shopkeepers in Dinas Powys who were fined a total of £2,400 – all racked up in the space of just 30 minutesin respect of waste disposal infractions concerning items the disposal of cardboard boxes and plastic wrappings.

Cllr Chris Franks (Plaid Cymru Dinas Powys)

Cllr Chris Franks (Plaid Cymru Dinas Powys)

When he was told about the unannounced inspections in Dinas Powys, Cllr Chris Franks (Plaid Dinas Powys)  raised the matter with the Vale of Glamorgan Council which is now said to have backed-off –    3GS are currently enforcing commercial waste legislation too stringently”  – but so far none of the fines imposed have been cancelled.

Meanwhile in Penarth, the Penarth Tourist and Visitor Association wants to warn retailers in the town that 3GS inspectors are likely to be calling here soon – and to be ready for them when they arrive.

The same officers also operate the Vale Council’s dog-poo patrols .

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4 Responses to PENARTH RETAILERS WARNED OF £600-A-TIME FINES FOR BREAKING REFUSE RULES

  1. 3GS, I thought it is 4GS?

    • AK says:

      3GS – absolutely nothing to do with G4S.

      And if they keep the streets clear of dog dirt and rubbish left by commercial or public litter louts, good luck to them

  2. It’s a shame Barry fails to enforce parking with the same vigour.

  3. Ivor Bagman says:

    Both Vale and Penarth councils
    Talk garbage.
    They should see a shrink.

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