Environmental Crime

Environmental Crime

We should all know that litter, graffiti, fly-tipping, fly-posting, excess trade waste and additional household side waste makes our district look dirty and un-kept. Are you aware these activities constitute an environmental crime and these crimes and anti social behaviour will not be tolerated by the Council?

This Council has powers to prosecute residents and businesses who commit environmental crimes. This can include warnings, fines and prosecutions. The Council's Environmental Improvement team are tackling these problems to improve our district and ensure it is kept clean and tidy. We will ensure environmental crimes will be addressed and the offenders of those crimes will be penalised.

Types of Environmental Crime.

Find out how we are tackling environmental crimes to ensure Daventry District remains a clean, green and safe environment.

 

  

You can report these and other offences directly to the Council using self service, alternatively if you are using a mobile or tablet device via the mobile web app.


Fixed Penalty Notices

Unless the environmental crimes are so serious or are repeat offences the offender will usually be given the opportunity to discharge their liability to a conviction for the offence by payment of a fixed penalty.

 

What is a fixed penalty notice?

Why have I been issued with a fixed penalty notice?

How do I appeal a fixed penalty notice?

What will happen if I fail to pay a fixed penalty?

How do I make payment?

 

What is a fixed penalty notice?

A fixed penalty notice is a fine. If an enforcement officer believes you have committed an offence he or she may decide to prosecute you for the offence. However they may decide to issue a fixed penalty notice instead. By paying the notice the council cannot prosecute you for the offence.

Fixed penalty notices will be issued to individuals and businesses who commit any environmental crime.

Why have I been issued with a fixed penalty notice?

We will issue a fixed penalty notice to those who litter, graffiti, flypost, or place additional waste out for collections. Failure to pay these fines can result in greater fines of up to £2500 by the Magistrates Court. Fixed penalty notices will be issued for small amounts of flytipping but fines will be greater for this.

Why have I been issued with a fixed penalty notice?

You have been issued with a notice as you, or your business, has committed an offence under current legislation by defacing public property, leaving waste in a public place, or not following council guidelines.

How do I appeal a fixed penalty notice?

If you feel you have been issued with a notice unfairly you are able to contest the issue of the fixed penalty notice through the Magistrates Court.

 

What will happen if I fail to pay a fixed penalty?

All fixed penalty notices must be paid within 14 days of it being issued at the cash office at the Lodge Road offices.  Failure to pay the notice will result in a prosecution case being taken against you for the offence committed, not the failure to pay the fine. A prosecution case may result in you receiving a greater fine in the Magistrates Court or Crown Court depending upon the seriousness of the offence.

 

How do I make payment?

Payment can be made over the telephone by contacting Daventry District Council and quoting the ticket number provided.  Alternatively you can pay in person during office hours by taking this form to the Council offices at Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP

  

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