Recent enforcement action in Caithness
The Highland Council’s Enforcement Officers have stepped up patrols in Caithness in a move to tackle the problem of littering, fly tipping and dog fouling.
A number of fixed penalty notices have been issued recently including an £80 fine for dog fouling in the Stafford Lane and Back Bridge area of Wick, a £200 fine for fly-tipping on Ackergill Street and another £80 fine for dog fouling in Lybster.
The recent fines highlight the action the council is taking to tackle the problems of dog fouling and littering in order to improve the environment for everyone.
Chair of the Caithness Committee, Councillor Donnie Mackay said: ““I hope this enforcement action will encourage those antisocial members of the community who disregard the law to think again. It also costs the council a significant amount of money to clean up fly-tipping, litter and dog mess, money from the council tax that could be spent in our local communities. Everyone has a part to play in keeping our public areas clean and tidy so I would encourage the public to let us know when they come across incidents or have any information so our staff can take action.”