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Councillor Wilson calls for fixed penalties for ‘littering and dog fouling’ to be increased

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At this evenings Environmental Services Committee, Councillor Darryl Wilson proposed that council contact DAERA to request that the maximum fine which councils can legally issue for littering and dog fouling be raised from £80 to £250, and that powers to further increase fines be devolved to the council.

He said “My proposal gained a majority at committee level and will hopefully be ratified at the next full council meeting”.

The proposal read :

That this council writes at the earliest opportunity to the Minister for Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), to request the maximum amount payable under a Fixed Penalty Notice in respect of littering and dog fouling offences be increased from the current limit of £80 to £250.

And that officers report to Members on the annual cost of Borough cleansing and enforcement in relation to littering and dog fouling offences, with a view to further proposals which may assist in achieving a ‘polluter pays’ principle for the Borough, including but not limited to the possibility of requesting devolving powers for setting Fixed Penalty rates to Councils.

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