People in Kirklees are more likely to be fined if they breach public space protection orders around littering and dog control thanks to a new enforcement partnership – here’s the lowdown on what you need to know…
Whilst we’ve always had the ability to fine people, a new partnership with private company Kingdom means that there is a greater chance of culprits being caught and fined.
The partnership which was agreed by our cabinet in February, and is being trialled for 12 months.
In the majority of cases, anyone caught breaking one of the orders will be issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice. The officer will issue the fixed penalty notice and take the person’s name and address so it can be logged and payment chased if required.
The majority of the rules are already in force, but a new rule about ensuring you have a doggy bag or other means to dispose of dog fouling when you are out with a dog has also been created within the public space protection orders.
Other things that will result in a £75 fixed penalty notice include:
Anyone caught littering (age 18 and over) will receive a fixed payment notice of £75
People selling multiple vehicles on the highway will receive a warning letter for their first offence, however second and subsequent offences will result in a fine of £75
Anyone who repairs motor vehicles on the highway for financial gain will receive a warning letter for their first offence, however second and subsequent offences will result in a fine of £75. (exceptions apply around on the spot repairs as the result of a breakdown or accident)
Being caught drinking alcohol in public (designated areas only) will result in a fixed penalty notice of £75, the authorised officer will also be able to ask the person to stop drinking and may require the surrender of alcohol.
Anyone urinating or defecating in public (designated areas only) will receive a fine of £75.
People seen distributing printed material within the designated control area (inside Huddersfield ring road & springwood car park) or caught leaving large accumulations of flyers on the street will receive a fine of £75
People caught flyposting (putting up posters or banners) on highways street furniture will receive one fixed penalty notice of £100 for all adverts on their first offence. However second and subsequent offences will result in a £75 fine for every illegal advert.