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Enforcement team issue fines worth £2,500

By Katia Harston, Chief Reporter Friday 30th May 2014

A PRIVATE enforcement team brought in to tackle litter and dog fouling issued nearly £2,500 in fines in its first week of action.

Barnsley Council has teamed up with private enforcement agency 3GS as part of its new 'zero tolerance' pilot scheme launched in Barnsley town centre.

The 3GS team started operating in the town centre - in five days it issued 33 fixed penalty notices for littering, totalling £2,475, and referred six people under the age of 18 for reparation duties - 'community service' type activities in lieu of a fine.

Fines of £75 apply for littering and £50 for dog fouling. Failure to pay a fine results in the council prosecuting and at this stage, if proven, it becomes a criminal offence.


** The full story is in the Barnsley Chronicle newspaper, dated May 30. **

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Posted by Amanda Owen I Sat 31st May 2014 at 2:04pm

Does this mean they can put up a doggy bin on the green at Barber Street/Greenfield Street Hoyland..... probably not...

Posted by Stan I Sat 31st May 2014 at 2:08pm

Its about time they started using their power to fine people for littering especially those throwing their cig. ends about. Go up to the hospital and you could make a fortune

Posted by clee I Sat 31st May 2014 at 3:06pm

time you went up to Locke Park,,,top side Keresford back of park....i park up there many times for 30 mins having a tea,,,and there are no end of people walk their dogs and reckon to pick it up,,,,and no end just let their dogs mess while they are on their mobiles,,,,it bugs me as being a dog lover we pick our dogs mess up,,,but these dirty bugers just leave it ..its not fair,,,so get yourselves up there and sit in car ,,you would be very surprised how many you would catch.