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Cleaner Neighbourhoods

Keeping our communities cleaner promotes the well being and quality of life of the residents.

The council has powers to tackle issues that are detrimental to the environment and communities.

In addition to investigating reports of environmental crime, Cleaner Neighbourhoods officers carry out regular patrols across the district both visibly and covertly, operating flexible hours.

In addition to officer patrols we have a number of inconspicuous, highly mobile, surveillance cameras to help with enforcement work.

To report an environmental crime to us, please fill in this form:

Reporting an Environmental Crime

  • Abandoned vehicles

    We have a statutory duty to deal with vehicles that are alleged to be abandoned on the highway and other land owned by us.

  • Smoke free

    The smoke free legislation came into effect in England on 1st July 2007. The legislation makes virtually all public places and work places smoke free, including work vehicles. The legislation is designed to protect workers and members of the public from the serious health risks of second hand smoke.

  • Dog Warden service

    The dog warden service sits within the Cleaner Neighbourhoods team and will help you if you lose your dog, and aims to help prevent stray dogs from being a danger in traffic or a nuisance to people.

  • Fly Tipping & Littering

    Fly tipping is illegally dumped rubbish. We treat this problem very seriously and will prosecute anyone caught fly-tipping waste. If you see someone fly tipping, please report it to us.

  • Fly Posting

    Fly posting is an illegal, anti-social activity that creates a negative impression of an area and contributes to people's fear of crime.

  • Graffiti

    Graffiti is an illegal, anti-social activity that creates a negative impression of an area and contributes to people's fear of crime.

  • Business/Commercial Waste

    There are laws which state that businesses must take all reasonable steps to keep waste safe.