Fixed penalty notices are being issued by a new anti-fly-tipping, littering and dog fouling team, as from 12th August 2020.
An environmental enforcement service NES (National Enforcement Solutions) have been put to work for a year’s trial, in a bid to rid Harlow of fly-tipping, litter, dog fouling and general domestic and commercial waste.
The NES team are stepping up law enforcement to stamp out antisocial activities that affect so many locals. Working closely with the public, they can be dispatched to troubled areas and help eradicate the unpleasant crimes of dog fouling, fly-tipping and waste being dumped into the town, green areas and at the roadside.
It’s important that the public is made aware of the fact that the officers in question are not paid according to how many notices are served. Wages are based on an hourly rate and not performance pay incentives.
A £200 FPN (Fixed Penalty Notice) can be issued to anyone caught fly-tipping. On the spot fines of £80 are also issued to anyone seen littering. For people who don’t abide by the dog fouling laws, this will land them a £50 Fixed Penalty Notice.
Resident wanting to keep the local area clean and tidy welcome the new team and positive feedback, along with information is helping the NES team immensely.
Local Councillor Danny Purton hopes that by educating and issuing fines will send a clear message that Harlow isn’t a town you can leave litter, dog excrement or waste for someone else to clear up.
Harlow Council has enabled people to report any litter, fly-tipping and dog fouling by using the following link below: