JUNE 2018 REPORT
- X2 reported abandoned vehicles in Ty Rhiw, investigation notices placed on both vehicles and the vehicles were removed but not by RCT.
- Notices (sec. 46) have been issued to properties in regards to excess waste and contaminated recycling.
- Inspections carried out with Trivallis Housing Officer in South View. Reports of fly-tipping but no actions required as work is ongoing and waste was removed.
- Regarding parking issues on Cardiff Road I contacted the Civil Enforcement manager and request the officers to attend the area, on attendance a number of vehicles were booked.
- Fly-posting removed from Cemetery Road on entrance to Ty Rhiw, regular spot for fly-posting.
- Dog fouling patrols carried out around the park, the playing field and also the line near the rugby ground.
- New batch of dog bins now in stock so addition bins will be installed at suitable locations and the already requested areas, signage can also be put up if needed.
MAY 2018 REPORT
- Update on the fly- tipping incident on Cemetery Road – The person concerned failed to turn up for the PACE interview, so the matter has now been passed to the courts.
- X1 fixed penalty notice issued for contaminated recycling, other waste issues have also been dealt with the appropriate action required.
- X2 reported abandoned vehicles in Glan Y Ffordd, no action required as one vehicle was taxed and the other had been declared sorn and located on private land.
- Fly-posting removed from the main road leading to Ty Rhiw and the industrial estate.
- No waste issues in the bin stores on Anchor Street after previous complaints received (monitoring).
- Additional dog fouling patrols around the park and surrounding area, no enforcement action required as yet.
- Additional dog fouling signage has been put where requested.
- Letter dropped Cardiff Road regarding bins/bags on the highway on non-collection days, follow up required.
- Site inspection with Amanda Mills (Trivallis) up in the Views, waste issues discussed in the problem areas. Appropriate action will be taken with offenders.
APRIL 2018 REPORT
- New fly-tipping signage has been put up in South View and on Cemetery Road.
- Another incident of fly-tipping at the bottom of Cemetery Road, a large builder’s sack containing rubble, broken up wood and some plastic items. Waste is to be removed by our Waste buster team, but no evidence could be gathered for further action (new fly-tipping signage obviously ignored).
- Update for the fly-tipping investigation in March – The person/property concerned has been identified and has been invited in for a PACE interview for further proceedings.
- X1 fixed penalty notice issued for contaminated recycling left on the highway after collection day.
- Advisory letters regarding excess black bag waste have been posted to properties which have failed to remove the black bags from the highway after collection day.
- A letter drop for Cardiff Road properties has been scheduled for next week requesting residents to remove their bins from the highway on a non-collection day due to obstructions.
- X2 reported abandoned vehicles but no action required as one vehicle was taxed and the other had been declared SORN and was on private land.
- Currently monitoring Parish Road due to complaints of dog fouling but no action has been required yet.
- Also scheduled for next week will be an inspection of waste in Anchor Street (bin stores) due to complaints regarding incorrect use of RCT recycling bags and additional waste.
- Attendances to the Hub each day for any updates needed or any complaints received that may need follow up.
- X3 fixed penalty notices issued for contaminated recycling waste.
- Advice has been given regarding trade waste issues with early morning starts on a collection day to monitor shops and businesses.
- Letter drops in South View, Ty Rhiw regarding bins on the highway – successful outcome with other areas scheduled.
- Fly tipping issues were identified in the lanes of Garth Street and surrounding area, enforcement have letter dropped the area and arranged for waste to be cleared. Area is being monitored and enforcement action will be taken if further action is required, also other areas are being targeted.
- Fly posting removed from various locations.
- X6 abandoned vehicles reported and investigated.
- X3 additional dog fouling bins installed with positive feedback from dog walkers, looking at additional bins for other hotspot areas.
- Dog fouling patrols around the park and locations where complaints have been received (no enforcement action needed as yet).
- Meetings with Trivallis to discuss any issues within their areas of Taff’s Well and potential exercises have been discussed.
Enforcement officer will tackle local issues in Taff's Well and Nantgarw
Taff’s Well and Nantgarw Community Council have worked closely with Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to provide a new enforcement officer to tackle issues in the local area.
The partnership began when the Community Council contacted the Local Authority in June to discuss problems such as littering, dog fouling and parking issues – and proposed the introduction of a permanent enforcement officer for the area, to be wholly funded by the Community Council.
Having worked together over the last few months, the Council and Community Council have now announced that the new officer will begin patrols in Taff’s Well during the first week of January, and will continue to do so for one day a week over an initial 12-month period.
One of the issues which has been reported as a significant problem in Taff’s Well is dog fouling – which the Council has recently clamped down on across the County Borough, through its Sort **IT Out! campaign.
The campaign is promoting new, harder-hitting dog fouling rules which came into force on October 1, banning dogs from marked sports pitches, schools and children’s playgrounds. Meanwhile, more enforcement officers are now patrolling streets, parks and the countryside. So far, they have issued increased fines of £100 to more than 50 irresponsible dog owners.
Nigel Wheeler, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Director for Highways and Streetcare Services, said: “The Local Authority and Community Council have worked closely together to provide an enforcement officer who will patrol Taff’s Well, targeting those responsible for littering, dog fouling and poor parking.
“The new officer will start work in January, for an initial one-year period. This has been funded by the Community Council, for the benefit of the local community who want to see the problems in their area resolved.
“We have already seen increased patrols making a difference in tackling dog fouling across the County Borough, and we hope to see the same difference made for a wider range of issues in Taff’s Well. During January, the new officer will meet Community Council members, who will be able to convey the exact nature of the problems that need targeting locally.”
Emma Price, Clerk for Taff’s Well and Nantgarw Community Council, added: “The Community Council are very excited to be able to fund an enforcement officer to tackle the ongoing issues in Taff's Well and Nantgarw.
“We are confident it will have a positive effect on the community and are very happy to be working alongside Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council to combat the problems.”
Posted on Wednesday 13th December 2017