Issue - meetings

JET Environmental Crime Policy

Meeting: 22/06/2023 - Neighbourhood Services and Enforcement Committee (Item 24)

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To consider the report on the adoption of the Joint Enforcement Team – Environmental Crime Enforcement Policy.

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The Group Head – Neighbourhood Services presented the report on the Environmental Crime Enforcement Policy which would bring together various acts of legislations and by-laws and make the process of prosecuting offenders more streamlined.


The Committee queried what powers the JET Team had and were advised that they were able to issue fixed penalty notices and if necessary take an offender to court.


The Committee queried the process for a resident to report an issue related to environmental crime. The Committee were informed that there were links to the relevant forms on the Spelthorne Borough Council website. The Committee suggested that it could be clearer for residents and it was agreed that the Group Head – Neighbourhood Services would discuss the matter with the Communications team.


The Committee resolved to adopt the Joint Enforcement Team – Environmental Crime Enforcement Policy.