Private enforcement officers to issue fines for lettering and dog fouling in Bromley

The council has agreed to hire an external agency to supply enforcement officers for serving fixed penalty notices for offences related to littering and dog fouling.  They will be similar to the council’s private parking wardens. 

These officers will wear body cameras and issue £80 fines once they have evidence of littering.   There will be no reduction for early payment.  Names and addresses will be taken and the police follow up will result if the officers feel they have been given incorrect details.   Letters will be sent out to parents of young offenders.

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2 Responses to Private enforcement officers to issue fines for lettering and dog fouling in Bromley

  1. 25 April 2012
    Dear Penge and Cator Councillors
    The environment is very important. What constitutes “littering” precisely? If someone accidentally drops a chip from a bag of chips they are eating on the pavement, and does not pick it up, is that “littering” or is it regarded as accidental and that it will be swept up later or eaten by birds perhaps?
    Secondly, the wearing of cameras on the body – has this been passed as acceptable by the Information Commissioner as I understand that the law is complex in this area?
    Thank you very much for keeping the London Borough of Bromley pleasant,
    Best wishes
    Rosemary Cantwell

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    • Yes, we believe that dropping a chip from a bag would be comsidered littering. Whaether it would be worthy of a fine might depend on the circumstances. The issues arouind wearing of body cameras has been taken into account.

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