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This guide has been written for local authorities that are already using, or plan to use, the fixed penalty notice powers in the Environmental Protection Act 1990; Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003; the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 and other relevant legislation.
Its aim is to explain some of the principles that underpin the appropriate use of ‘local environmental’ fixed penalty notices - how their use should be planned and managed, on what basis they should be issued and when they should not, and importantly, how the non-payment of fixed penalty notices should be monitored, managed and dealt with.