Environmental crime

Environmental crime covers a wide range of anti social activities that affect our streets and public highways from dropping a sweet wrapper on the floor to committing blatant acts of vandalism. Enviromental crime can affect a person's quality of life and indirectly increases fear of crime.

Tackling environmental crime

Efforts to tackle environmental crime send a message to a community that things can change for the better, thus encouraging a feeling that the local area is a place to be proud of. Nuisance behaviour, for example, becomes more conspicuous and therefore more unacceptable. As a result, victims and witnesses are more likely to take a stand against anti-social behaviour. Tackling environmental crime therefore goes beyond keeping streets clean, it is a vital part of building community confidence.

Fixed penalty notices (FPN)

Fixed penalty notices can be issued for littering (including cigarette butts, chewing gum and discarding items from a car), graffiti, fly posting, non authorised distribution of free literature (such as flyers) and commercial companies not having contracts to dispose of waste or transporting it without the correct licence.

Report environmental crime

If you wish to report any issues from litter to overhanging hedges please use our self service area.

Page last updated: 04 February 2019
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