LITTER enforcers have disappeared from Vale streets - two months before the 12-month trial was due to end.
XFOR began enforcement patrols - litter and dog fouling - on July 30 last year and undertook a "no tolerance" enforcement work for around five months. 
But the company went into administration and the company that took over, Kingdom Security Ltd, this week discarded its services.
Vale Council director of visible services and housing, Miles Punter said: "Kingdom Security Ltd, the company who took over XFOR's trial with us when the company went into administration, have this week regrettably withdrawn from the litter enforcement trial.
"We are now evaluating the outcome of the trial, which ran for 10 months as opposed to the planned 12 month period, during which time we are undertaking the enforcement of litter and dog fouling offences using our own currently employed staff.
"The council's Cabinet will receive a report on the trial shortly, where a decision will be taken on the council's future arrangements for enforcement."