Enforcement and Fixed Penalties
The Council employs several Enforcement Officers and Dog Wardens to investigate and enforce environmental offences such as dog fouling, litter, fly tipping, graffiti and fly posting.
The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 provides local authorities with an extended range of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to address low-level environmental crime and anti-social behaviour that has a detrimental impact on our neighbourhood.
FPNs are one of a number of enforcement tools used to tackle environmental crime and as a means to change offending behaviour, and are used as an alternative to prosecution proceedings in the Magistrates Court.
The Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016 came into force on 9th May 2016. The new regulations introduce the ability to issue an FPN to persons believed to have committed an offence of fly-tipping.
The FPNs offer a person the opportunity to discharge their liability to conviction for the offence by the payment of a fixed penalty.
Fixed Penalty £
Reduced Penalty for Early Payment
Maximum Fine on Conviction
Abandonment of a vehicle
Smoking Ban Offences
A copy of the Council's Fixed Penalty Notice Enforcement Policy for Environmental Offences is available below.