The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 provides local authorities with an extended range of fixed penalty notices to address low-level environmental crime and anti-social behaviour that has a detrimental impact on our neighbourhood. Newquay Town Council shall work in close partnership with Cornwall Council to deliver enforcement of; dog fouling, littering and dogs on lead by direction.
Fixed penalty notices are one of a number of enforcement tools used to tackle environmental crime and as a means to change offending behaviour, and are used as an alternative to prosecution. The enforcement Team will give offenders the opportunity to pick up the waste/litter or place their dogs on a lead. If they refuse, a fixed penalty notice of £80 will be issued, reduced to £50 if paid within 10 days. More detailed information can be found within the Fixed Penalty Notice Policy.