Vale of Glamorgan litter patrols to continue after company buyout
2:20pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
LITTER enforcement officers will continue to patrol the Vale after the private company behind the scheme was bought out of administration.
XFOR officers have been handing out fixed penalty notices of £75 to anyone caught littering or committing dog fouling offences since July last year.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council chose the company as part of a 12-month trial to “combat offenders who litter”.
The company takes a zero tolerance approach to environmental crimes and patrols public spaces throughout the Vale, including the main towns and villages, and beach side locations.
Clifford Parish, operational manager for waste management and cleansing for the Vale Council, said: “It is our understanding that Kingdom Security Ltd has agreed to buy XFOR from the administrator following their recent financial difficulties and that the lawyers for the administrators and the acquiring company exchanged contracts last week.
“Kingdom has confirmed it will continue to provide the same services to the Vale of Glamorgan as the council is presently receiving from XFOR.”
He added that the 12- month trial would be unaffected: “It has been confirmed by Kingdom Security Ltd that the services provided to the Vale of Glamorgan will remain unaltered from those previously agreed by XFOR for the remaining period of the 12- month trial.”
He added: “Should the new owners breach their agreement to provide the full 12-month trial, the council would take legal advice on the matter.
“However, this is unlikely.”