Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has worked closely with Taff’s Well and Nantgarw Community Council to provide a new enforcement officer to tackle issues in the local area.
The partnership began when the Community Council contacted the Local Authority in June to discuss problems such as littering, dog fouling and parking issues – and proposed the introduction of a permanent enforcement officer for the area, to be wholly funded by the Community Council.
Having worked together over the last few months, the Council and Community Council have now announced that the new officer will begin patrols in Taff’s Well during the first week of January, and will continue to do so for one day a week over an initial 12-month period.
One of the issues which has been reported as a significant problem in Taff’s Well is dog fouling – which the Council has recently clamped down on across the County Borough, through its Sort **IT Out! campaign.
The campaign is promoting new, harder-hitting dog fouling rules which came into force on October 1, banning dogs from marked sports pitches, schools and children’s playgrounds. Meanwhile, more enforcement officers are now patrolling streets, parks and the countryside. So far, they have issued increased fines of £100 to more than 50 irresponsible dog owners.
Emma Price, Clerk for Taff’s Well and Nantgarw Community Council, added: “The Community Council are very excited to be able to fund an enforcement officer to tackle the ongoing issues in Taff's Well and Nantgarw.
“We are confident it will have a positive effect on the community and are very happy to be working alongside Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council to combat the problems.”
Posted on Wednesday 13th December 2017