The LESA Agency has reported that between January this year and Saturday 25 August, a total of 800 persons have been given a warning, and of these, 648 have been issued with a summons in connection with environmental offences.
The Parliamentary Secretariat for Local Government and the Communities reminded in a statement that in connection with the waste challenge being faced by St Paul’s Bay Local Council, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in June between St Paul’s Bay Local Council and the Cleansing and Maintenance Division, in order to improve cleanliness in the locality as much as possible.
The statement adds that for this to be achieved, the need was felt for more enforcement. It explained that between January and Saturday 25 August the LESA Agency issued warnings, in St Paul’s Bay alone, to 120 persons, of whom 74 were issued with a summons in connection with environmental offences. One particular individual was fined 2,329.37 euro in connection with disposal of waste and debris in the sea.
The Secretariat added that agreement has been reached between the LESA Agency and the Cleansing and Maintenance Division for joint enforcement to be carried out in the locality. It was explained that two LESA Agency officials and two officials from the Cleansing and Maintenance Division have been assigned for duty in the mornings, and the area will be covered by one official from each entity between 8.00 p.m. and 1.00 a.m.