Tag Archives : public protection


Big fine for Efford litterer

A woman has been ordered to pay over £1,500 for dumping bags of household waste on a grass verge. Chloe Coombes, of Lorrimore Avenue in Keyham, was found guilty in her absence of littering under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Plymouth Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The court heard how in April 2019, a Council […]


Dog fouler pays high price

A man who failed to pick up after his pooch has been ordered to pay £885. Bradley Collinge-Turpin, 21, of Hornchurch Road in Ernesettle was found guilty of failing to clean up after his dog, in breach of the Public Space Protection Order, in his absence at Plymouth Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The court heard […]


Big fines for eight litter offenders

Eight litter louts have been ordered to pay a massive £876 each for dropping rubbish in Plymouth. The group had their cases decided by Plymouth Magistrates Court on Tuesday and were all found guilty in their absence. The offenders were given fixed penalty notices by the Council’s environmental enforcement officers, who witnessed them dropping litter […]


Court fines for nine litter offenders

Nine people were fined for littering offences at Plymouth Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The offenders were all given fixed penalty notices by the Council’s environmental enforcement officers, who witnessed them dropping litter on the city’s streets. However, despite several reminders, the fixed penalty notices remained unpaid, resulting in a summons to court. None of the […]


Penalty increase for litter louts

Littering in Plymouth is about to get more expensive. From Tuesday 1 October, the fixed penalty notice given to people caught dropping litter will rise from £80 to £100. The move brings the Council in line with new government legislation that sets the amount that local authorities can charge for littering offences. Councillor Sally Haydon, […]


Michael Lock illegal tobacco haul

Illegal tobacco smuggler ordered to pay back £55,000 under Proceeds of Crime Act

A Plymouth man who was caught with a huge amount of illegal tobacco has been ordered to pay back £55,000 under Proceeds of Crime in a case brought by our Trading Standards service. Michael Lock, of Moorland Drive, Plympton, was caught with 67.5 kilograms of hand-rolling tobacco and 39,480 cigarettes when Trading Standards and HMRC […]


Dog fouling targeted with plain clothes patrols

Plain clothed environmental enforcement officers will be patrolling in Plymouth from Monday 29 July. Focussing on areas where residents have reported issues, officers will be on the lookout for those who do not pick up after their dogs. Owners who are caught not doing the right thing will be handed a fixed penalty notice for […]

Dog Mess - can you afford not to?

Council litter enforcement set to begin

Council environmental enforcement patrols will begin in Plymouth from 1 February. The refreshed service will continue enforcement aimed at deterring littering, fly-tipping, fly-posting and dog fouling and control and will enable a more flexible approach to keeping our city clean. This service has been born from the Council’s earlier decision to cancel its contract with […]


More hefty fines for dropping litter

Fourteen more people were fined for littering offences at Plymouth Magistrates Court this week.. The offenders were all given fixed penalty notices by the environmental enforcement officers, working for Kingdom Services Group on behalf of the Council, who witnessed them dropping litter on the city’s streets. However, despite several reminders, the fixed penalty notices remained […]


The people who protect your plate in Plymouth

We love our food, there’s simply no denying it. In fact, as a nation, we spent over £203 billion on food and drink last year alone1. But the safety of our food is often something we take for granted. So this week, as part of National Food Safety Week (4 – 10 June 2018), Plymouth […]


Let’s Talk Turkey!

Before you gobble up Turkey with all the trimmings for Christmas, you might want to take note of a new campaign to make sure you don’t end up getting food poisoning. Plymouth City Council is working with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to offer tips on how you can safely prepare turkey at home, as […]


Showing post scams the door in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council’s Trading Standards Team, are working in partnership with Devon and Cornwall Police to tackle the serious impact of scam mail. Crafty con artists have managed to scam a total £400,000 out of 195 people in Plymouth in the last two years.  Nationally it is estimated scams targeting people by phone or post […]


Good reception for ‘shh patrols’

Plymouth’s ‘shhh patrols’ had a good reception from students as they hit potential noise hot spots during Freshers’ Week. The team was out in the city centre, Mutley, Greenbank and Mount Gould to advise noisy students new to Plymouth to turn the dial down and think about their neighbours. The patrols, which involved the Council, […]