The community protection team are uniformed council officers who deal with a wide range of anti-social behaviour and environmental issues through engagement and enforcement where required.
Areas the team cover are listed below. Click on the links for more information or to report a problem. You can also contact the team using the contact details at the bottom of the page
- Abandoned vehicles
- Abandoned bicycles
- Abandoned trolleys
- Bins on the highway
- Dog micro-chipping
- Dog attacks on dogs (dog attacks on people should be reported to the police online or you can call them on 101. Call 999 if someone is in immediate danger)
- Dog controls
- Trade waste
- Vehicle repair on the highway
- Vehicles for sale on the verge
We have two teams of community protection officers (CPOs). One team covers the town centre and the other covers the rest of the borough.
CPOs are authorised officers which means they have the power to ask for personal details and can issue fixed penalty notices on the spot.