Environmental Enforcement – tackling Dog Fouling, Littering and Fly Tipping
In 2015/16, the two most common complaints the Town Council received were relate to dog fouling and litter, and hence why the Town Council decided to fund an Enforcement Officer who works solely within the Town Council area to deal with litter and dog fouling issues.
The City Council’s Dog Wardens cover the whole district and deal with all kinds of dog related issues, whereas our Environmental Enforcement Officer only deals with the issues below:
1. Dog fouling not removed by the dog’s owner
2. Dogs not on a lead
3. Dogs on beaches which are not open to dogs
4. Litter dropped in a public place
The Environmental Enforcement Officer (Phil Bradley) is often seen patrolling the streets, alleyways and beaches in Morecambe. He is very approachable and extremely helpful. The Officer is employed for 18 hours per week, although he does not work standard days. He also works weekends and is contracted hours allow him to be tasked to work between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. This allows complaints and issues to be investigated at times when the problem may more likely to be occurring.
The officer has the powers to issue on the spot fixed penalty notices and has issued many since last year.
However, Phil cannot be everywhere at once. If you are aware of persistent problems in your local area, we would like to know. This will allow us to target problem areas and deal with local issues more effectively.
To make a complaint about dog fouling or litter, please contact the Town Council by telephone on (01524) 422929 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note the Environmental Enforcement Officer cannot deal directly with Fly Tipping issues although he does report all instances of fly tipping directly to the Town Council.
Dealing with Fly Tipping is statutory function of Lancaster City Council.
Lancaster City Council is responsible for dealing with fly-tipping on streets and public land in the district.
To view all details regarding Fly Tipping and the legal position please visit the Lancaster City Council website at:
To report a fly-tipping problem you can:
- Report fly-tipping online
- Call Lancaster City Council Customer Services on 01524 582491
When reporting please provide as much information as possible.
However, the Town Council would welcome feedback on areas affected by Fly Tipping and we will work with Lancaster City Council to try and resolve the matter.