Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Introduction of Fixed Penalty Notices
(1) The introduction of a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) to allow individuals to discharge liability for the duty of care offence related to household waste by payment of a FPN was noted.
(2) It was noted that the Duty of Care FPN would be issued by current authorised officers (Community and Environment Officers and Street Wardens).
(3) The Council was recommended that the level of fine should be set at £300, reduced to £200 for early resolution (if paid within ten days).
(4) The Council was recommended that the existing level of FPN for fly tipping offences should be amended to £300, reduced to £200 (currently £180) for early resolution (if paid within ten days) to ensure that the FPN that could be issued for fly tipping was consistent with the FPN for duty of care breaches and was in line with other Authorities in Hertfordshire which had introduced the fixed penalty notice.
Report author: Kirsten Roberts
Publication date: 08/11/2019
Date of decision: 05/11/2019
Decided at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet