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Streets and Open Spaces service standards: Public realm enforcement

We deliver regulatory services in a number of areas, including:

  • Misuse of green and open spaces
  • Stray and lost dogs
  • Fly tipping
  • Illegal camping
  • Dog fouling
  • Illegal advertising
  • Abandoned and untaxed vehicles
  • Littering
  • Domestic and trade duty of care

How we deliver our services

We make a fundamental contribution to the maintenance and improvement of streets and open spaces, quality of life and wellbeing. Our aims are to:

  • Protect the public, businesses and the environment from harm
  • Support the local economy to grow and prosper
  • Reduce environmental anti-social behaviour 

We determine our activities by assessing the needs of local residents and visitors, our business community, and considering the risks that require addressing. We do this through education, engagement and enforcement and through using data and other information available to us and our partners. In this way we ensure our resources are targeted appropriately, in the light of these local needs and of national priorities.