Campaign to tackle enviro- crime

West Lindsey District Council Enviro-crime campaign
West Lindsey District Council Enviro-crime campaign

A campaign to crackdown on and highlight the problems of dog fouling, fly tipping and littering has been launched by West Lindsey District Council.

Community action officers and councillors will take part in patrols, school visits, and encourage people to report incidents in their local community in order to catch the culprits.

Coun Alan Caine, ward member for Caistor and the council’s leader member for community safety, said: “We’re aiming to raise the profile of enviro-crime, making people aware of the scale of the problem, the potential effects, the penalties, and more importantly how to do something about it by reporting the issue.

“We’re sending a clear message that these anti-social acts will not be tolerated in West Lindsey.”

Councillors are keen to crackdown on irresponsible behaviour that could lead to serious health hazards and warn a fixed penalty notice of up to £300 can be handed out for such offences.