Decision details

Environmental Enforcement (Decision 01104397)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Councillor Pauline Tolson, Portfolio Holder for Environment,  delivered the report to Members informing them the Environmental Enforcement Team was a small team consisting of just two Officers and that a private enforcement company (Kingdom) was now operating in the Borough.


She continued by notifying Members that fines for littering were being issued around the borough. At present fines being issued to 18 year olds plus, however should it transpire that more under 18 year olds were littering Officers would relook at the fines issued.


Members were advised that the Council was charging for clearing fly tipping on private land. The Portfolio Holder made it clear that the Council does not have responsibility for clearing alleyways.


Councillor S Little thanked the Portfolio Holder for Environment for her report and commented that she had received 2 new bins for dog fouling for her ward.


Councillor Halden commented that it was reported on social media within the first day of Kingdom working in the Borough that 64 fines were issued. The Portfolio Holder for Environment confirmed this was the case with 15/17 being issued within the first hour.


The Leader mentioned that it was an administration promise which was being delivered by Members and Officers.


RESOLVED that Cabinet:


1.    Noted the progress made on improving environmental enforcement work since July 2016.


2.    Agreed to the development of an environmental enforcement strategy based on the proposals outlined in this report, in paragraphs 3.6 – 3.9.


Reason for Decision - as stated in the report

This decision is subject to call-in

Report author: Steve Cox (Corporate Director Place)

Publication date: 20/12/2016

Date of decision: 14/12/2016

Decided at meeting: 14/12/2016 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/12/2016

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