Council Officers to issue Fines in bid to clean up Telford

Council Officers to issue Fines in bid to clean up Telford

“We plan to train 40 of our own environmental officers in all areas of dealing with environmental issues, from educating people to collating evidence against persistent offenders, issuing fixed penalty notices and, if necessary, presenting evidence in court.” Says Cllr Richard Overton.

“Our environmental officers would be out on the streets, working in neighbourhoods and with schools to teach people how to recycle properly and manage their waste better. As part of the educational approach, they would inform the public of the services the Council provides, such as our Household Recycling Centres and bulk collection services.

“In addition, the Council would target specific areas identified for having the highest number of reports of litter and fly-tipping and help people living in those areas to clean them up.

“We know it is a small minority who blight our community and if, despite our efforts to persuade them to change their ways, they persist in offending, our officers would have new powers to issue fines.

“The fines, or fixed penalty notices would range from £80 for people caught dropping litter or not clearing up after their dog, to £400 for fly-tipping.

“In the most serious of cases, offenders could end up in court where, if found guilty, the penalties would be much harsher.

7 thoughts on “Council Officers to issue Fines in bid to clean up Telford

  • June 29, 2017 at 5:50 pm
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    Can really see this working around woodside where everyone dumps their rubbish everywhere and doesnt care! Not!

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  • June 29, 2017 at 5:53 pm
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    How about keeping the tips open longer and making them more accessible to larger vehicles, surely cheaper and more practical than training up 40 “environmental officers” ?

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  • June 29, 2017 at 6:09 pm
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    Not before time sick of seeing the rubbish i.e. McDonald’s KFC all the crap thrown out of the car windows and the council always on the losing end

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  • June 29, 2017 at 7:02 pm
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    Why dont we have another big spring clean up every year where everyone puts all garden/broken furniture waste on road side like we did few years ago….

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  • June 29, 2017 at 7:31 pm
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    Cut the jobsworth stiffs who wont take a tin can put in recycling cus of a baked bean still in it…easy,next time all crap going in one bin..no faffing about!!

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