Thirteen prosecuted for non-payment of Fixed Penalty Notices

We've successfully prosecuted 13 people for non-payment of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) issued to them by our contractor, District Enforcement.

Using the Single Justice Procedure, all defendants were found guilty at Berkshire Magistrates' Court in early May, 12 for offences of littering and one breach of our Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for failure to have the appropriate means to clean up after a dog. The offences occurred between November and December 2022. In total, the defendants were ordered to pay fines of £2,500, costs of £2,386 and victim surcharge costs of £1,000. 

Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Operations, Cllr Robin Bromham, said: “In the constant effort to keep Dacorum clean, safe and green, it is right to deter littering and dog fouling, backing the great effort made by many residents, volunteer Street Champions and the staff of our Clean, Safe and Green teams. These offences not only harm our environment but also undermine the quality of life for residents.

"If you are issued with a FPN and are in financial difficulties, please visit our District Enforcement page as there is advice on what to do if your financial circumstances mean you are unable to pay within the 14-day period.”

For further information on offences enforced by District Enforcement and Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), please visit our District Enforcement page.