A month on from Neath Port Talbot Council’s plea for facebook photographers and Instagrammers to stay away from picturesque Brombil Reservoir due to parking chaos and litter issues, the council say they are continuing with enforcement action.
Neath Port Talbot Council say that their parking enforcement officers have recently issued 15 Penalty Charge Notices for a variety of offences at Brombil in Margam.
And South Wales Police, whose officers are maintaining a uniformed presence at Brombil, have also issued two fixed penalty tickets for offences and three people have been “spoken to” by officers there recently.
Residents of Brombil have been suffering recurring problems due to an influx of visitors to Brombil Reservoir due to the location being shared widely by visitors on social media.
Enforcement at Brombil by Neath Port Talbot Council and South Wales Police will continue the council says.
The huge rise in visitors has led to frequent blocked access and severe parking problems for local residents and access for any emergency vehicles has often become blocked.
There are also issues involving littering and dog mess.
Last month, Neath Port Talbot Council took the unusual step of issuing a press release plus social media messages requesting that recreational visitors stay away from the privately owned reservoir while a solution to the parking and other problems was worked on.
In the meantime, South Wales Police is continuing to maintain a strong presence in the area and Neath Port Talbot Council parking enforcement officers and council waste enforcement officers along with South Wales Police partners have also conducted dog fouling/littering patrols in the Brombil area.
Officers say they have been pleased to report that so far all dog walkers seen on patrols have been responsible and have been carrying dog waste bags. Patrols will continue in the area.
Cllr Leanne Jones, Neath Port Talbot Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Public Protection, said: “The council does not promote Brombil Reservoir as a visitor attraction. It is privately owned and the issues have arisen due to people wishing to take photographs there to post on social media.
“Our enforcement officers and partners from South Wales Police are maintaining a strong presence as residents are suffering a number of problems and at the same time we are working hard to arrive at a long term solution.”
(Lead image: Reddit)
Welsh Government calls on more people to host Ukrainians in their homes
Council describes 10 year-old Leon as ‘Environment Hero’ for Whitland litter picks
How one woman’s tragic loss helped save a child given just hours to live
Children’s hospice say they’re determined to keep doors open despite energy crisis
Council announces nearly 90 projects to tackle post-pandemic cost of living crisis
Free ‘Grow How’ session to help gardeners make the most of autumn gardening
Llanelli Half Marathon: Running on a high
Strictly Come Dancing: Ellie Simmonds talks first dances, fake tan and facing off for Glitterball glory
Cleaner water linked with smaller cockles that die younger, research on Burry Inlet reveals
West Wales women up for awards in leading Welsh ceremony
Bus drivers set to walk out in First Cymru pay dispute
From stamps and coins to passports and police helmets: What will change following the death of the Queen
Gorseinon pub overlooking rugby and cricket club could become flats
Smoke seen for miles as former Cinderella nightclub on Mumbles Pier catches fire
Council suspends non-essential services on September 19
Pembrokeshire crowds ready to welcome 10th IRONMAN Wales
Plans for apartments on former Neath Workingmen’s Club site
Tributes paid to HM Queen Elizabeth II as communities prepare mourning arrangements
Transport strikes postponed following Monarch’s death
28 year-old Port Talbot stroke survivor takes on mountain climb after learning to walk again
Bridgend5 days ago
Bus strikes back on after Queen’s funeral postponement
Bridgend4 days ago
Bus strike cancelled after First Cymru and unions come to agreement
Motoring7 days ago
Coastguard release dramatic pictures of car after it falls off cliff at Mumbles car park
South Wales Police6 days ago
Police want to speak with this man after assault in Uplands
Llanelli6 days ago
Everything you need to know ahead of the M&D Care Llanelli Half Marathon
Cardiff Airport7 days ago
Cardiff Airport restarts Italian flights and gets new direct Romanian destination
Business7 days ago
TUI Invests in team with help of Gower College Swansea
Environment5 days ago
Trecco Bay Holiday Park takes part in Great British Beach Clean