Enforcement

We aim to safeguard and improve the health, safety and environment of our community by delivering a wide range of enforcement services in a fair and consistent way.
We investigate instances of environmental crime in public places across the district.
If you see an abandoned vehicle on a public road, you can report it.
We ask you to help in keeping our streets and spaces clean by ensuring you clean up after your dog. Many sites have bins provided especially for this purpose.
As the Licensing Authority we deliver a wide range of enforcement services aimed at safeguarding the environment and the community and at providing a 'level playing field' on which businesses can fairly trade. The administration and enforcement of the licensing regime is one of these services.
Fly-posting is the unauthorised placing of advertising - usually posters or stickers. It is illegal and spoils both public and private property and it can be very costly to remove.
Our planning enforcement officers will investigate any alleged breaches of planning control.
Fly-tipping is illegally dumping waste, and could include anything from fridges or washing machines, to black bin bags and boxes. We can remove fly-tips from highways, lay-bys or verges.
Graffiti is illegal and spoils both public and private property and can be very costly to remove. Graffiti is words or drawings, that are written, painted, sprayed or scratched on the surface of any property.