The Council, through Northumberland County Council, appointed an Environmental Enforcement Officer on the 1 October 2108 to work 2 days per week in Seaton Valley.
The Environmental Enforcement Officer is employed to deal with any issues that affect the environment such as dog fouling, litter, fly tipping, abandoned vehicles and accumulations of waste. They have the authority to issue Fixed Penalty Notices and Community Protection Notices to offenders and follow up with prosecution if required.
Any issues noticed by Officers or incidents received from members of the public are passed on to the Environmental Enforcement Officer be dealt with. They carry out regular litter and dog fouling patrols in all of the villages and surrounding areas.
We encourage residents to report environmental issues directly to us either by phone on 0191 2379870 or by using our Contact Form. Alternatively, issues can be reported direct to the County Council on 0345 600 6400 or by using the Online Reporting facility through the link below.
A summary of the Environmental Enforcement Officer’s actions and incidents is available here…