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No if or butts: men fined

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Carmarthenshire Council says two people have been fined £75 for dropping cigarette ends.

Council environmental enforcement officers issued the fixed penalty notices to the two men in Llandovery.

They were on patrol in the area ta the time of the offences.Failure to pay the fixed penalty notices could lead to prosecution in court and a fine of up to £2,500.

Cigarette ends fall into grates and cracks in the pavement and cannot be removed by normal cleaning methods.

Hopefully these fines will help to raise awareness of the problem and deter people from dropping this type of litter.

– Cllr Jim Jones, Carmarthenshire Council