Enforcement

In October 2017 Blyth Town Council, through Northumberland County Council, appointed Phil Atkinson as our Local Environmental Enforcement Officer. Phil is employed 2.5 days per week to work in Blyth.  He is employed to deal with any issues that affect the environment such as litter, dog fouling, fly tipping, accumulations of waste and abandoned vehicles.  He is able to issue notices to offenders and follow up with prosecution if required.  We are provided with a monthly report showing the issues dealt with and this is published on the ‘News’ page.

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 to date.