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How the new environmental enforcement officers will be dressed

Environmental enforcement officers hit the streets

Plymouth City Council’s new environmental enforcement officers have hit the streets of the city. Having teamed up with Kingdom Services Group last month, officers will today be on patrol for the very first time. Tasked with preventing littering, dog fouling, fly-posting and fly-tipping, the officers will be able to issue fixed penalty notices to offenders. […]


Noisy neighbour handed Criminal Behaviour Order

Residents of a Crownhill street may finally rest easy after a noisy neighbour was given a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) in her absence at Plymouth Magistrates today. The 39 year-old woman, of Tailyour Road, was successfully prosecuted by the Council’s Environmental Protection Team earlier this year and is now forbidden from playing music, day or […]


Noisy neighbour pays high price for nuisance

A noisy neighbour with an eclectic taste in music has been ordered to pay a total of £4,133.50, following a successful prosecution by Plymouth City Council. A 43 year-old woman from the North Prospect area of Plymouth was found guilty in her absence of eight breaches of a Noise Abatement Notice, given to her in February, […]


Council targets litter louts

Plymouth City Council is stepping up the fight to keep the city clean. From January 2018, additional enforcement officers will be patrolling the streets of Plymouth, with the aim of preventing littering, dog fouling, fly-posting and fly-tipping offences. This work will be delivered by either an external partner or the Council’s in-house team, and a […]


Council takes fresh look at unauthorised encampments

Plymouth City Council is set to get tough on unauthorised encampments with a new series of initiatives. Providing several temporary stopping places (TSPs) around the city and placing Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) on sites historically occupied by encampments are among the methods being considered to alleviate the inconvenience that UEs cause to the settled […]


Stonehouse PSPO goes ahead

A new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) is helping to tackle anti-social behaviour in Stonehouse. Drinking, drug use and begging in public areas will be among the issues targeted when the PSPO comes into effect on Tuesday, 31 October. Its introduction follows months of consultation, during which the initiative received unanimous support from residents. Councillor […]


Plymouth to host Scam Conference

People in Plymouth are being invited to catch con men and foil fraudsters at a Friends Against Scams awareness session. The session will be a part of a Scam Conference, hosted by Plymouth City Council’s trading standards team at the Guildhall on 18 September, where a variety of partners will share best practice, ask questions […]


Public Space Protection Order for Stonehouse

Plymouth City Council is set to help tackle antisocial behaviour in Stonehouse by introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). PSPOs give police and enforcement officials special powers designed to rid the area of antisocial drinking, drug use and begging in public areas. Those found in breach of the order will be placed on the […]


Unauthorised encampment guide

There is often a lot of confusion about what we as a council have the power to do when dealing with unauthorised encampments. Therefore, we have put together a guide to the steps we follow when we receive a report from the public Councillor Dave Downie, Cabinet Member for Safe and Stronger Communities said: “Plymouth […]


Nuclear safety leaflets for Devonport

Neighbours of Devonport Dockyard are to be reminded of important nuclear safety advice. Homes and business that fall within the official public information zone will receive a booklet which details instructions to follow in the unlikely event of a nuclear accident. If there is a nuclear emergency, people could be exposed to gamma and beta […]