A FRESH crackdown on litter louts has been launched by Pembrokeshire County Council.

A new team of enforcement officers is patrolling the streets of the county handing out on-the-spot fines of up to £150 to anyone failing to keep Pembrokeshire clean and tidy.

Fixed penalty notices will be given to people spotted dropping litter or allowing dog-fouling, as well as those responsible for fly-posting, graffiti, and anti-social behaviour.

The move is thanks to a new partnership between Pembrokeshire County Council and District Enforcement, an environmental crime enforcement agency.

Cllr Pat Davies, cabinet member for housing and regulatory services, said: “Although the vast majority of residents have pride in their county, a small minority neglect their responsibilities and these are the ones who we are targeting in this initiative.

“So, if you drop litter in the street or throw it out of your car window, or fail to clear up after your dog, beware – you may have a hefty price to pay for your actions.”

The team of enforcement officers, who are experts in environmental crime, will operate at various locations throughout the county.