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.


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


Broxted - Flammable liquid fly-tipping appeal for information - 4 July 2022

Untaxed vehicles

If you see an untaxed vehicle on a public road, you can report it.