Enforcement 

Uniformed enforcement officers patrol in the Vale of Glamorgan as measures to tackle waste management offences, highways offences, byelaws and public space protection orders (PSPO's).

 

Littering, dog fouling, and graffiti will all be tackled by the Vale of Glamorgan Council's specialist officers, who have the power to issue on-the-spot penalties.

 

The officers will be patrolling streets, parks, playing fields and open spaces throughout the Vale and have legal powers to stop anyone they see committing an environmental crime or any of the offences mentioned above.

 

Covert operations and investigations will also be carried out to tackle fly-tipping.

 

The team will also be targeting irresponsible business owners, who fail to ensure rubbish is disposed of correctly, by leaving bags of waste on streets or allowing commercial bins to overflow. In these cases fixed penalty notices of up to £300 can be issued.

 

Report an Issue 

You can report cases of littering, dog fouling, fly tipping or graffiti via our online forms:

 

 

Pay a Fine

FPNs can be paid for over the phone by calling:

  • 01446 700111

 

To pay by post, please make a cheque or postal order payable to the 'Vale of Glamorgan Council'. The notice must be sent along with a cheque or postal order payment to:

 

Vale of Glamorgan Council - Enforcement

Alps Depot 

Wenvoe

CF5 6AA

 

Fixed penalty reference number must be included. 

 

 

 

  •  What is the definition of litter?

    Litter has no strict definition, it includes ANYTHING that is discarded and is described this

    way by the Legislation.

  • How do I report someone I think has been littering?
    You can email visible@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk , submit a report online or contact CIV on 01446 700111.
  • How will the Enforcement Officer know if someone gives the correct name?

    Enforcement Officers have the means to verify individual identities.

     

  • What if someone refuses to give their name?

    It is a Criminal Offence under Section 88(8B) of the Environmental Protection Act for a person to fail to provide an Enforcement Officer with their full name and address, or provide a false name or address. The maximum penalty for such a refusal is £1,000 and a criminal conviction in the Magistrate’s Court.

     

    Our officers work closely with South Wales Police, and failure to comply with our own officers may lead to police involvement.

  •  Will fines be reduced if they are paid early?

    There are no reductions for early payments.

  •  What if I don’t pay?
    An offender will be given 14 days following the date of issue to pay a FPN.  If they fail to do so, the Council will seek a conviction through the Magistrate’s Court.  If convicted, the offender will receive a criminal record and a fine of up to £50,000.  This is due to environmental and highways offences being Criminal in nature and not Civil.
  • Is the Council using this as an income generator?

     

    Local Authorities are not allowed to use enforcement as an income generator.  The sole purpose of enforcement action is to clean up the streets and open spaces within the Vale of Glamorgan, not generate income.
  • Are these new Enforcement Officers paid incentives / comission for issuing penalty?
    All enforcement officers are salaried, with zero incentives offered for issuing fixed penalty notices. This process would be unethical and unlawful.
  • What's the difference between Parking (PCN and an Environmental (FPN) fine?

     

    Parking offences are CIVIL and can only be pursued through the County Court, with

    the offenders receiving no criminal records.

 

  •  Can I appeal against my FPN?
    Any appeal against a FPN offence must be made through the Magistrates Court.
  •  Where can I get further information?
    Please email visible@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk or ring C1V on 01446 700111.