Friday, January 14, 2005


Tough action tackles litter problem in Aberavon

We very much welcome the tough action recently taken by the Labour-run Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council against residents who were leaving their rubbish bags outside their homes days before the scheduled collection.

With the bags being left laying around for days on end, animals and vandals were tearing them open and rubbish was being scattered all over the place. Not only was this creating a possible health risk but it was making parts of Aberavon look an eyesore. In some areas of the Ward the bags were also becoming a targets for yobs who were using them to help start nuisance fires.

By far the biggest source of complaints for local residents is the amount of litter and vandalism present in the area and the negative effect that it has on the physical appearance of the Ward and the quality of life that we have as residents of Aberavon.

It has been a significant problem in Aberavon for a number of years and that is why we believe that the handing out of £75 fixed penalty notices to over 30 people in the locality was completely justified. To address worries about litter and rubbish, the Council has also invested in a team of six wardens to tackle this important issue across the borough.

If you would like to find out more about how NPTCBC is dealing with local concerns on this matter then visit To report any problems of litter or rubbish dumping, please contact the Council directly on 01639 764555.

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