CONCERNS over the effects of proposed changes to rubbish collections throughout Pembrokeshire have been raised at St Dogmaels Community Council.

It is feared that any limit on the number of black bags that can be left out will impact on volunteers who help keep the village clean.

Cllr Gill Wislocka said: “I understand they are looking to reduce the number of black bags that can be collected. Many people in the village go around picking up rubbish and if there is a limit on the number of bags they can put out, how do we deal with that?”

Cllr Phil Hutchings feared any new scheme would lead to an increase in fly-tipping, adding: “Many councils are going to three-weekly collections but I have never come across a council that specifies one bag.”

Councillors are also monitoring how often public rubbish bins are being emptied around the village.

“It is so much busier during the summer and that can lead to a problem with bins overflowing,” said Cllr Jo Hutchings.

“The Moorings was so busy the other night with people eating their fish and chips and the bins soon get full.”