In October 2017 Blyth Town Council, through Northumberland County Council, appointed Phil Atkinson as our Local Environmental Enforcement Officer and from 1 October 2019 Phil was joined by Michelle Linney so the enforcement team now cover Blyth 5 days per week. They are employed to deal with any issues that affect the environment such as litter, dog fouling, fly tipping, accumulations of waste and abandoned vehicles. They are able to issue notices to offenders and follow up with prosecution if required.
Any issues noticed by Officers or complaints received from members of the public are passed on the be dealt with immediately. Although regular litter and dog fouling patrols are carried out we rely on reports from residents so these can be directed to where there are persistent problems.
As usual, we work closely with the County Council’s NEAT Team on these issues.
Please click here to view a summary of the issues dealt with.