Aims and principles

We aim to safeguard and improve the health, safety and environment of our community by delivering a wide range of enforcement services in a fair and consistent way.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - report a non-essential business opening

The Government has now put in place legislation to require the closure of certain businesses and venues where people gather and has placed restrictions on the operations of those businesses and venues that do remain open, in order protect against the risks to public health arising from coronavirus. If you wish to tell us about a non-essential business that has remained open against government instructions, you can report the details to us.

Coronavirus - report a business behaving unfairly during the COVID-19 outbreak

The Competition and Marketing Authority (CMA) are leading on the government response to profiteering and needs to be informed of any businesses selling goods at excessive prices. If this is the incident you wish to report, complete this CMA online reporting form.

Fixed Penalty Notices

We investigate instances of environmental crime in public places across the district.

Dog fouling

We ask you to help in keeping our streets and spaces clean by ensuring you clean up after your dog. Many sites have bins provided especially for this purpose.

Licensing enforcement

As the Licensing Authority we deliver a wide range of enforcement services aimed at safeguarding the environment and the community and at providing a 'level playing field' on which businesses can fairly trade. The administration and enforcement of the licensing regime is one of these services.


Fly-posting is the unauthorised placing of advertising - usually posters or stickers. It is illegal and spoils both public and private property and it can be very costly to remove.

Planning enforcement

Our planning enforcement officers will investigate any alleged breaches of planning control


Fly-tipping is illegally dumping waste which could include anything such as household items, black bin bags, boxes and demolition waste. We can remove fly-tips from highways, pavements, laybys or verges.