Over 400 fines issued by Kingdom during first month of enforcement

Published: 14 May 2024

Councillor Hardyal Dhindsa with members of the Kingdom Local Authority Support team

Since starting patrols on Tuesday 2 April, Officers from Kingdom Local Authority Support (LA Support) have issued 409 fixed penalty notices for littering and fly tipping. Teams have also started patrols in the Normanton, Arboretum and Abbey areas of the city.

Councillor Hardyal Dhindsa, Cabinet Member for Communities and Streetpride commented:

“There’s no place in our city for litter louts or fly-tippers and the fines that have been issued by Kingdom’s Officers are making that message clear. 

“As well as taking enforcement action, we’re also supporting communities to dispose of their waste responsibly by making it easier to do the right thing. Since April, residents can visit Raynesway HWRC on a Sunday without a booking and the take up of the free Bulky Waste Collections has been fantastic. We’ll be announcing the date for the next free collections in the near future.

“We are proud of Derby and want to make it a cleaner, greener city but we need all our citizens to have the same pride in their communities. If you witness littering, fly-tipping or dog fouling, please report this to us online so we can investigate.”  

The Kingdom LA Support team have been working alongside the Council’s existing Environmental Protection and Public Protection Teams to complement ongoing engagement and education work with local residents and communities across the city.

Kingdom Local Authority Support are working in the City Centre, Abbey, Arboretum and Normanton areas for an initial 12 months to tackle street littering and fly-tipping with the partnership having no cost to the Council. 

The partnership will be paid through the issuing of fixed penalty notices of £150 to those that choose to litter and £600 for those that fly-tip. The cost of a fixed penalty notice for littering and fly-tipping was increased following Cabinet approval in November 2023. Currently, the cost to the Council for removing fly-tipping is £330,000 per year. It is hoped that increased fines and more proactive investigation, education and enforcement by Kingdom LA Support will reduce this cost.

Kingdom LA Support are one of the UK’s largest providers of environmental crime enforcement and have worked with Councils across the UK to tackle environmental and anti-social crime such as littering, dog fouling and fly-tipping.

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