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Extra staff to tackle litter, dog fouling and illegal parking

Published Monday, 15th October 2018
Enforcement officers
Kingdom officers Jane and Dave on the beat in Rotherham town centre

Extra enforcement staff are now on the streets of Rotherham to help tackle problems such as litter, fly-tipping, dog fouling and illegal parking.

Up to six officers at any one time will be acting across the borough and have powers to issue on-the-spot fines to offenders.
 
Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste Roads and Community Safety, Cllr Emma Hoddinott, said: “We know that dog fouling and littering are issues that you want us to tackle. By putting extra staff on the beat, we can specifically target people who refuse to clean up after their dogs or fail to use a bin for their litter.”
 
“We want all of our residents to take responsibility for their environment and by increasing our capacity to tackle these offences, we hope that the minority of people who do cause problems will think twice in the future rather than risk a fine,” she added.
 
The new arrangement follows a successful pilot that Rotherham Council undertook with Kingdom last year and will be delivered in partnership with Doncaster Council.
 
Officers will patrol hotspots across the whole borough, issuing fines to individuals found to be committing environmental crime or illegally parking. If payment is not received then the Council will prosecute.