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Mole Valley Proposes Fixed Penalty Notice Enforcement Policy

On 31 October 2017, Mole Valley District Council's Executive will consider a report recommending the approval of a new Fixed Penalty Notice Enforcement policy.

On 31 October 2017, Mole Valley District Council's Executive will consider a report recommending the approval of a new Fixed Penalty Notice Enforcement policy.

This new policy builds on the existing one, which has been in place for a number of years.  It reflects legislative changes, allowing the issuing of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for a broader range of offences and for the fixed Penalty Notice's charges to be set at the highest possible levels.

The Fixed Penalty Notice Enforcement Policy is part of the Environmental Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy approved by the Executive in April 2017.  A key element of this strategy is the improvement of the current approach to issuing FPNs for environmental offences.  The policy has been developed to reflect best practice and is in line with policies being developed by other Surrey District and Boroughs.

Summary of current and additional proposed offences within the new policy

Current OffencesAdditional Offences
Abandoning a vehicleNo smoke free signage
LitteringSmoking in a smoke free place
Unauthorised distribution of free printed materialFailing to remove dog faeces from Designated Land
Criminal Damage (graffiti and fly posting)Failure to comply with a S47 waste receptacles notice
Illegal dumping of waste (fly tipping)Parking of vehicles exposed for sale on a road
Failure to produce a waste carriers licenceRepairing vehicles in a road by a business
Failure to produce waste transfer notesEmitting excessive noise (domestic property)
Emitting excessive noise (Licensed premises)
Failure to comply with a Community Protection Notice
Failure to notify nominated key-holder

Councillor David Mir, Executive Member for Environment and Parking said, "We continue to work on environmental crime in partnership with colleagues at Surrey County Council and other Districts sharing intelligence and best practice for the benefit of all who live and work in Mole Valley. This new policy, if approved, will expand our enforcement powers making a safer, more pleasant environment for everyone within the District."

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Notes:

The offence of 'Repairing vehicles in a road by a business' will not apply to breakdown or roadside recovery companies.



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