“Nobody condones littering but these fines are clearly not reducing litter in our communities. All they’re doing is enriching a private company at the expense of Wrexham citizens.
“Two councils in north Wales have now stopped using Kingdom and we should work with them and other councils to do the same. I want an effective strategy to reduce littering and dog mess in our communities rather than using Kingdom, which keeps going after the easy options.”
“I’m as sick of littering as anyone else but we’re having to organise our own litter picking because the problem isn’t going away. If anything it’s getting worse more than two years after this council gave Kingdom the contract.
“Grosvenor ward is not a cleaner place because of Kingdom making money on the back of this contract. They are making thousands of pounds every month from this contract yet Wrexham residents are getting nothing back from it.
“Of the 141 fines issues in my ward, not one was for dog fouling. This is a far more serious problem yet Kingdom is clearly not interested in tackling that matter because it’s easier to fine the young, the old and the vulnerable.”