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19 people from Denbighshire have been fined in court for dropping litter as part of an ongoing council crackdown.
Llandudno magistrates handed out fines totaling £1,995 to those caught out littering without picking it up. All of those convicted were also ordered to pay £85 in costs (a total of £1,615).
Denbighshire County Council say their tough stance on environmental crime is a direct response to calls from residents for clean and tidy streets, which they are treating as one of their main priorities.
The lead member for the environment, Councillor David Smith, said: ”Taking matters through the courts is very much a last resort – we would far prefer to see our communities litter free. Our message is getting across to the majority of residents…it is the small number of individuals who persist in dropping litter knowingly that we are trying to target and influence their behaviour”.