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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

County to bring back enforcement from Monday

Denbighshire County Council will start reintroducing environmental and civil enforcement operations next Monday, June 1.

The council’s enforcement activity, which includes fines for dog fouling and littering, as well as on street parking enforcement, was suspended when lockdown restrictions were introduced on March 23.

Enforcement operations will be reintroduced gradually from June 1.

Environmental enforcement is undertaken on behalf of the council by District Enforcement and the company will carry out a full risk assessment for their staff and will be operating within social distancing guidelines and standard operating procedures.

Patrols will initially take place in areas the council has received recent complaints.

The council’s on-street parking enforcement will also be reintroduced to ensure the safe movement of traffic with risk assessments carried out with officers who will be operating within social distancing guidelines.

Cllr Mark Young, Denbighshire County Council’s Lead Member for Planning, Public Protection and Safer Communities, said: “I would like to reassure residents that the safety of the public and staff is of paramount importance when reintroducing these services.

“These enforcement activities will restart gradually and the council will react to changes to lockdown measures to ensure a gradual transition back to full service.

“The Council would like to thank residents for their patience during this time.”

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