Duo unite in fight against fly-tippers
TWO Llanelli councillors have put aside party politics to call for stricter fines and more enforcement officers in a bid to tackle fly-tipping in the town.
Councillors Siôn Davies, a Conservative, and John Jenkins, an Independent, submitted a joint motion to Llanelli Town Council calling on Carmarthenshire Council to crackdown harshly on fly-tippers.
Fly-tipping includes anything from general household waste, like fridges, sofas, mattresses and garden waste, as well as commercial and industrial waste, like soil, clinical waste, rubble and tyres.
The motion, which was passed unanimously at the July full council meeting, means that Llanelli Town Council will now write to the county’s executive board member for environment, calling for a zero-tolerance approach to fly-tipping in Llanelli and advocating for stricter fines and more enforcement officers to keep an eye on fly-tipping hotspots.