Litter officers to patrol health sites

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is to be one of the first in Wales to allow enforcement officers on to hospital sites to tackle littering problems.

Enforcement officer Nick Close will be patrolling health board sites in the Vale of Glamorgan. Council staff will be able to fine individuals £75 for dropping litter as the health board looks for ways to tackle rubbish, especially cigarette butts, on its sites.

Enforcement officers will also be handing out health board information on giving up smoking as part of its move to stop people smoking on hospital grounds – something that is currently only allowed in designated areas.

For more details visit on how the enforcement officers work visit Cardiff Council’s website or the Vale of Glamorgan Council website

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