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Mini quads in the cemetery “unacceptable”

Families who take mini quad bikes and allow their children to drive around a South Powys cemetery have been criticized by the county council for their “unacceptable” behavior.

The Powys County Council has received complaints from members of the public about the unacceptable behavior at Brecon Cemetery.

The council has also criticized dog owners after receiving reports that they allow their dogs to get dirty in the cemetery and then fail to properly clean up and dispose of the mess.

Cllr Beverley Baynham, Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services, said, “The behavior is not only totally unacceptable but also very disrespectful to those who have buried loved ones there.

“We informed the police about the mini-quad activity in the cemetery and asked them to step up patrols to prevent this anti-social behavior.

“We also urge residents and visitors to report further incidents and, if possible, vehicle registrations that are transporting these mini quad bikes to the cemetery.”

“We live in a beautiful county and we want it to stay that way, but dog fouling affects the look of communities,” said Cllr Baynham.

“The majority of dog owners are responsible, but there is a minority who abandon their communities by allowing their dogs to pollute in public. We would like to urge residents and visitors to report all incidents of dog fouling to the council. “

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