Litter fines: security firm ends Anglesey trial early

Officers from a controversial security firm will stop handing out fines for littering and dog fouling on Anglesey from this weekend.

The Kingdom Services Group is pulling out of a year-long contract with Anglesey Council earlier than expected. It’s understood that Kingdom staff will no longer be working on the island after Friday (13th April).

The St Helens-based company said last month it had taken a commercial decision to stop providing litter enforcement services for the council by mutual consent.

Kingdom began issuing £75 fines last May amid allegations of intimidating tactics by enforcement officers. It will continue to handle parking offences on Anglesey as part of another 12-month trial which ends in December.

In February, Gwynedd County Council ended a similar year-long trial for litter enforcement with Kingdom after just two days, blaming a number of operational issues.