Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) Offences

Community and Environmental Protection Officers can issue a Fixed Penalty Notice for:

Offence Definition FPN Amount
Depositing Litter

Throwing down, dropping or otherwise depositing litter in any place which is ‘open to the air' unless authorised by law or having the consent of the owner, occupier or person in control of the land where the litter is dropped. This offence also includes dog foul that has been bagged but then deposited on the floor.

Fly Posting & Graffiti

Painting or otherwise inscribing or affixing any picture, letter, sign or other mark upon the surface of a highway or upon any tree, structure or works on a highway. If the person has permission from the relevant highway authority, enactment or has a reasonable excuse then they are exempt.

Dog Fouling

If a dog defecates at any time on designated land and a person who is in charge of the dog at that time fails to remove the faeces from the land forthwith, that person shall be guilty of an offence. The person in charge is exempt if they have a reasonable excuse for failing to remove the faeces or the owner/occupier of the land has given consent for the person to not remove the faeces.


Failure to Produce a Waste Carriers Licence

If a person fails to comply with a duty to furnish documents related to their Duty of Care £300
Abandoned Vehicles

Abandoning a motor vehicle on any land open to the air or forming part of the highway without lawful authority.


Community and Environmental Protection Officers can require the name and address of a person if they are believed to be acting in an anti-social manner or have committed:

  • A Fixed Penalty Notice offence as listed above
  • An offence involving injury alarm or distress to the victim
  • An offence resulting in loss or damage to another person's property

Additionally the team can confiscate alcohol in a designated place (alcohol free zone), as well as alcohol and tobacco from young persons.

Non-FPN Offences

Community and Environmental Protection Officers will investigate the following offence:


Knowingly causing or permitting any household, commercial or industrial waste to be deposited in or on any land without being in accordance with a relevant waste management licence.

Duty of care: Everyone has a responsibility to ensure their waste is taken away and deposited by a licensed waste carrier onto land where a waste management licence is in force.

Anyone carrying commercial waste should also ensure they have relevant waste transfer notes.

If you would like to report an offence, please report it online.