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Your chance to find out how Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council deals with litter and fly-tipping offences

Published on Friday, 19th August 2022

Members of the public will be able to discover first-hand how Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council handles littering in the borough.

They will find out how the Council’s Environmental Enforcement Officer deals with the offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 when he and members of enforcement contract company District Enforcement are present at a stall on Nuneaton Market on Wednesday, 24 August from 8.30am.

They will be joined by the council’s dog warden, with the aim of speaking to and educating people to reduce numbers of these offences.

The Act covers all fly tipping incidents, both business and residential, waste contracts and Duty of Care offences for businesses and all littering offences for members of the public.

The Council’s Environmental Enforcement Officer also has powers to investigate and prosecute under the Highways Act 1980 for fly posting and dog fouling.

And he has prosecuted over 900 businesses and offenders for a variety of these offences over the last 18 months.

The Council’s recycle trailer will be there, along with a series of games for children to see if they can put waste in the correct bins and a quiz with the winner receiving a gift bag from District Enforcement.

Cllr Sue Markham, Portfolio Holder for Public Services at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said:

“This will be a great opportunity for members of the public to meet and talk with NBBC enforcement team and see exactly what the procedures are.

“It may discourage people from inadvertently littering and dog fouling.

“It is important that we support the environment we live in and play our part in keeping the streets clear of litter of all kinds."