Cardiff Councillor: 'You WILL be fined for littering'

Cardiff Council's Cabinet Member for Environment says today's Usual Suspects campaign, launched today, has a stark message: you will be fined for dropping litter.

Cllr Ashley Govier told ITV Cymru Wales: "Cigarette ends and chewing gum are still something we consider 'nuisance litter' and quite problematic to the authority.

"We're trying to educate people - litter does cause an issue in the streets."

Cardiff Council said 14 people were issued with a £75 on-the-spot fine today - the first day of the crackdown.

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Cardiff grime crackdown

Cardiff Council has launched a campaign to combat litter. The Usual Suspects scheme aims to prevent litter detracting from the city, and particularly its status on an international stage.