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Enforcement Policy Review

This consultation has now closed.

Overview

The council understands that litter is one of residents’ top priorities, and littering and anti-social behaviour issues are often linked. We want to promote a culture where people are supported to comply with guidelines, the law, and also ensure enforcement procedures are used against repeat offenders.

As part of promoting this culture we have drafted a council wide Enforcement Policy. It is proposed that the draft policy, once implemented, will set clear standards, levels of service and performance that the public can expect to receive from the council.

For local residents this will mean that Barnet Council and its partners will enforce consistently against environmental crime and anti-social behaviour.

We want to use a combination of measures, namely prevention, intervention and enforcement. We believe that this will help to reduce rates of non-compliance in the long term, reducing demand on the service overall and helping the service move from being a reactive service to a much more pro-active service, dealing with potential problems before they actually occur. This should also gradually help to reduce the overall cost of the service.

The proposed council wide policy will help us do this. It will ensure that there is a consistent approach to enforcement and prosecution across the council and any other organisation delivering regulatory or enforcement services on behalf of the council. This will ensure that the council works towards improving the quality of life for local residents by responding with enforcement in areas where there are persistent problems.

We would like your views on our draft policy before it is implemented. For more information on our plans you can view the proposed Draft Enforcement Policy here.

What happens next

The consultation has now closed.

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation, without whose valuable input the consultation would not have been possible.

The results will be analysed and will be available here and also under 'We asked, You said, We did'.

Overview

The council understands that litter is one of residents’ top priorities, and littering and anti-social behaviour issues are often linked. We want to promote a culture where people are supported to comply with guidelines, the law, and also ensure enforcement procedures are used against repeat offenders.

As part of promoting this culture we have drafted a council wide Enforcement Policy. It is proposed that the draft policy, once implemented, will set clear standards, levels of service and performance that the public can expect to receive from the council.

For local residents this will mean that Barnet Council and its partners will enforce consistently against environmental crime and anti-social behaviour.

We want to use a combination of measures, namely prevention, intervention and enforcement. We believe that this will help to reduce rates of non-compliance in the long term, reducing demand on the service overall and helping the service move from being a reactive service to a much more pro-active service, dealing with potential problems before they actually occur. This should also gradually help to reduce the overall cost of the service.

The proposed council wide policy will help us do this. It will ensure that there is a consistent approach to enforcement and prosecution across the council and any other organisation delivering regulatory or enforcement services on behalf of the council. This will ensure that the council works towards improving the quality of life for local residents by responding with enforcement in areas where there are persistent problems.

We would like your views on our draft policy before it is implemented. For more information on our plans you can view the proposed Draft Enforcement Policy here.

What happens next

The consultation has now closed.

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation, without whose valuable input the consultation would not have been possible.

The results will be analysed and will be available here and also under 'We asked, You said, We did'.