Pests, Pollution & Hygiene

Thursday 18 April 2019

A Torfaen man has lost his appeal against a conviction for food hygiene offences

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Rashid Iqbal, director of a company running Premier Stores from 15 Edlogan Square, Cwmbran, appealed his conviction against food hygiene offences in a hearing at Cardiff Crown Court on 12 April 2019.
Monday 15 October 2018

Volunteers clear litter from local lanes

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Volunteers have cleared litter and fly-tipping from lanes and footpaths at the Race in Pontypool.
Wednesday 26 September 2018

New campaign launched to support young people with food allergies

New campaign launched to support young people with food allergies
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The 'easy to ASK' campaign reminds food establishments to ask customers about their dietary needs. The campaign is a partnership between Torfaen council and the Food Standards Agency.
Tuesday 14 August 2018

Residents warned to protect themselves against rogue traders

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Torfaen residents are being advised to use legally registered waste carriers when disposing of household waste, or risk being hit with thousands of pounds in fines.
Tuesday 24 July 2018

Powys to undertake animal health and welfare function for Torfaen council

Powys to undertake animal health and welfare function for Torfaen council
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Animal health and welfare services in Torfaen will be delivered by Powys County Council after the plans were given the go-ahead by both authorities, it has been announced.
Wednesday 11 July 2018

Council adopts revised dog controls

Council adopts revised dog controls
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Torfaen council will replace existing Dog Controls with a new Public Spaces Protection Order from December.
Wednesday 2 May 2018

Torfaen council approves tougher fines for fly-tippers

Torfaen council approves tougher fines for fly-tippers
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Torfaen council is using new powers to hit fly-tippers with on-the-spot fines of up to £400.
Wednesday 15 November 2017

Have a say on dog control orders

Have a say on dog control orders
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Torfaen council is asking residents to have their say on changes to dog controls in the borough.
Wednesday 25 October 2017

School children to clear litter at local beauty spot

School children to clear litter at local beauty spot
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Pupils from Garnteg Primary are joining forces again with Torfaen County Borough Council to tackle litter at The British site in Talywain.
Tuesday 24 October 2017

Crumlin man prosecuted for fly tipping on common land

Crumlin man prosecuted for fly tipping on common land
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A Blaenau Gwent man has been prosecuted for dumping bags of rubbish and plastics on common land at Pen-yr-Heol Road on Llanhilleth mountain.
Thursday 19 October 2017

Firework displays - get registered and stay safe

Firework displays - get registered and stay safe
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As bonfire night approaches Torfaen council asking organisers of fireworks displays to register their event voluntarily with its environmental health team.
Thursday 17 August 2017

Residents urged to avoid burning plastics

Residents urged to avoid burning plastics
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Torfaen residents are being urged to avoid burning plastic on garden bonfires and to use the free recycling options available instead.
Monday 3 July 2017

School children release weevils to tackle invasive water fern

School children release weevils to tackle invasive water fern
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A colony of North American weevils has been introduced into a section of canal in Cwmbran to tackle an invasive species of water fern.
Monday 22 May 2017

Torfaen council cracks down on dog fouling and litter

Torfaen council cracks down on dog fouling and litter
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Torfaen council is cracking down on dog fouling and litter in the borough.
Wednesday 10 May 2017

Rogue trader fined for fly tipping in Pontypool countryside

Rogue trader fined for fly tipping in Pontypool countryside
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A rogue trader from Abergavenny has been made to pay £946 for fly tipping household rubbish at the roadside in Pontypool.
Friday 3 February 2017

Volunteer litter picker uses mobile app to make Torfaen cleaner and greener

Volunteer litter picker uses mobile app to make Torfaen cleaner and greener
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A volunteer from Pontypool is using Torfaen council's mobile app in his war on litter.
Friday 9 December 2016

Avian Flu Advice for Captive Bird and Poultry Owners

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A protection zone to protect poultry and captive birds from a strain of avian influenza has been declared in Wales.
Monday 28 November 2016

New rules introduced for takeaway food hygiene displays

New rules introduced for takeaway food hygiene displays
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New rules requiring takeaway leaflets to promote food hygiene ratings have now come into force this week.
Tuesday 8 November 2016

Pontypool woman fined after waste found dumped in local stream

Pontypool woman fined after waste found dumped in local stream
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A Pontypool woman has been fined after her household waste and recycling was fly tipped in a local stream.
Monday 7 November 2016

Pontypool community group cleans up anti-social behaviour hotspot

Pontypool community group cleans up anti-social behaviour hotspot
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Pontypool businesses and local residents have come together to clean up a green space in front of one of the town's car parks in a bid to tackle antisocial behaviour.
Monday 24 October 2016

Pontypool man prosecuted for illegally disposing of trade waste

Pontypool man prosecuted for illegally disposing of trade waste
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A Pontypool man has been made to pay £1,784 after he illegally disposed of trade waste which ended up fly tipped at the British site near Talywain in October 2015.
Thursday 30 June 2016

Weevils to tackle invasive water fern in Cwmbran

Weevils to tackle invasive water fern in Cwmbran
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A colony of North American weevils is being introduced into a section of canal in Cwmbran to tackle an invasive species of water fern responsible for killing a number of fish.
Tuesday 14 June 2016

Council reduces pest control service

Council reduces pest control service
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Torfaen council will cease to offer a pest control service to residents from Thursday 30 June 2016.
Monday 13 June 2016

Cwmbran takeaway prosecuted for food hygiene offences

Cwmbran takeaway prosecuted for food hygiene offences
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The owner of a Chinese takeaway in Cwmbran has been prosecuted and made to pay more than £9000 after he was found guilty of a catalogue of food hygiene offences.
Friday 27 May 2016

KFC in Pontypool fined £100,000 for food hygiene offences

KFC in Pontypool fined £100,000 for food hygiene offences
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KFC in Pontypool fined £100,000 for food hygiene offences
Friday 29 January 2016

Blaenavon traders join campaign to tackle dog fouling

Blaenavon traders join campaign to tackle dog fouling
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Traders in Blaenavon have joined a campaign to tackle dog fouling in the town.
Tuesday 24 November 2015

Cwmbran woman fined for fly tipping

Cwmbran woman fined for fly tipping
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A Cwmbran woman has been made to pay more than £200 for fly tipping a sofa at an industrial estate in Pontypool.
Friday 30 October 2015

Stay safe on Bonfire night

Stay safe on Bonfire night
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With Bonfire night almost upon us, Torfaen are reminding residents to be extra careful if you plan on using fireworks at home this year.
Tuesday 22 September 2015

Register your private water supply

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Properties and businesses with private water supplies are being encouraged to register with Torfaen council
Tuesday 25 August 2015

Cwmbran woman prosecuted for fly tipping

Cwmbran woman prosecuted for fly tipping
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A Cwmbran woman has been prosecuted and ordered to pay £250 for fly tipping a sofa in local woodland.
Monday 27 July 2015

Cwmbran man prosecuted for fly tipping

Cwmbran man prosecuted for fly tipping
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A Cwmbran man has been ordered to pay almost £1000 for fly tipping at a local beauty spot near Pontypool.
Thursday 25 June 2015

New rules for dog owners

New rules for dog owners
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Dogs are one of Britain's favourite pets, with about 25 per cent of UK homes owning a dog.
Monday 27 April 2015

Torfaen 'scratcher' pleads guilty illegal to tattooing

Torfaen 'scratcher' pleads guilty illegal to tattooing
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A Torfaen man has been fined for operating an illegal tattoo studio from his home in Cwmbran. .
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