North Wales Police have been working in partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) and several local authorities to provide a single point of contact for the public to report discarded drugs paraphernalia.
A new website http://www.drugslitterline.org.uk/ and Freephone number 0808 808 2276 has been made available 24/7 for all residents and visitors to North Wales to report drugs litter which requires removal from public places.
This has been achieved by North Wales Police and BCUHB staff working in partnership with all six local authorities across North Wales, to create a simple process regardless of the location of the litter.
The new reporting process is also underpinned with literature advising the public what they should and can do if they find any litter and how they report it.
North Wales Police Community Safety Sergeant, Beth Jones said: “In North Wales we are endeavouring to reduce the risk from discarded needles and syringes by raising public awareness.
“Whilst North Wales is still a very safe place to live and visit, there are occasions when drugs litter is discarded and does need to be removed to prevent any harm. This is a multi-agency initiative which is designed to make the process easier and is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.”
Tracy Griffiths, Acting Substance Misuse Service Manager for BCUHB, said: “We are pleased to be able to work with North Wales Police and our Local Authority partners to host this new service, which will make it much easier for the general public to report drug litter across North Wales.”