West Northamptonshire Council website launches

Residents of West Northamptonshire can look forward to a seamless customer experience when they visit the new unitary Council’s website, which launched in its full form today (April 1, 2021). West Northamptonshire Council website launches

The Environmental Crime Team

What are environmental crime officers?

Environmental crime officers are there to help reduce environmental crime, anti-social behaviour, minimise the fear of crime and help prevent:

  • Trade waste
  • Fly tipping
  • Fly posting
  • Littering
  • Dog fouling
  • Graffiti

These officers deal with tracking down offenders and taking the appropriate legal action which includes prosecutions in court or the issuing of fixed-penalty notices.

What are fixed-penalty notices?

Fixed-penalty notices will be issued to people caught committing an environmental crime. The cost to the offender will vary with the crime ranging from £50 up to £300. The officers will mainly deal with cases involving trade waste, fly tipping, fly posting, littering, dog fouling and graffiti where there is a need to prepare a case and compile evidence for a prosecution.

This can also include littering of items such as cigarette ends, packaging, wrapping and food waste.