Fixed Penalty Notices for Fly Tipping Events
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet has approved the use of the new legislation to issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) for low level fly tipping offences.
The cost of the FPN is £200, with a discount of £80 for early payment, in line with other local authorities in Wales.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Countryside, Councillor Carolyn Thomas, said:
“The Council receives and investigates around 1,000 fly tipping reports every year. New legislation now gives all local authorities the power to deal with these incidents using an FPN, which will save time and money with no need to gather evidence and prepare court papers. It also allows offenders the opportunity to avoid prosecution.”
The recognised standard period of 14 days for payment will apply and it is proposed that a reduced charge of £120 will be offered, if the Fixed Penalty Notice is paid within 10 days. Should the offender fail to make payment within the prescribed period, court proceedings will be issued.