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Plans To Bring In Enforcement Officers

Thursday February 27 2014



HOYLAND councillors have revealed plans to spend £60,000-a-year employing two officers that will crack down on illegal parking, litter and dog muck.

Coun Jim Andrews and Coun Chris Lamb - for Rockingham ward - said despite the fact that dog bins had been installed and signs sprayed on the road people were still ignoring them.

They want to use funds from the South Area Council to fund the scheme in Hoyland.

Coun Andrews said: "One thing that seems to be the blight of people's lives is dog muck and litter - it's low level stuff but it's very irritating.

"Sometimes you can't educate people. You have to name them, shame them and hit them in the pocket."

The enforcement officers would work in Hoyland and Elsecar but it is hoped they would cover their own costs by bringing in money through fixed penalty notices.

What do you think to this? Would fines put people off? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by dedatodd on Thursday February 27 2014 at 08:42
Any chance of this in Lundwood & Monk Bretton area.... I'll do it.

Reply Posted by sid on Thursday February 27 2014 at 09:24
Enforcement officers shouldn't have to be used, but it seems some folk are so lazy its needed. I hope it works,if so all our towns should employ them. Again,all down to laziness. Brierley school area, pontefract rd cudworth,out side the few shops, its bad! Wouldn't mind but it must be the local residents letting their dogs use the same spot day after day. Disgusting. Make sure its cost effective, if so brilliant.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Thursday February 27 2014 at 09:58
If Jim Andrews says it's a good idea then it must be after all wasn't it he who said the £2 million CARP fire engines were a great idea.??? Well they did last 3 years before they decided to scrap them.!!!

Reply Posted by rainbow on Thursday February 27 2014 at 10:03
Best idea I've seen lately regarding dog fouling was one they now use in Benidorm. Dog owners have to have their dogs DNA tested at a special centre, it costs 10 euro, then if any dog muck is found on the street the owner gets a 300 euro fine. Didn't see much dog muck while I was there last.!!!

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Thursday February 27 2014 at 10:16
Excellent idea a £30k a year wage is not to be sniffed at is it?
How the hell do I apply!
hahahahahahahaha

BMBC - oh why the hell do we suffer these fools?

Reply Posted by anon on Thursday February 27 2014 at 10:28
Its a living wage Steveo! Thats usually what you ask for. OK, a good wage,but I for one wouldn't wanna do it.

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Thursday February 27 2014 at 10:30
I was being sarcastic anon....

Reply Posted by anon on Thursday February 27 2014 at 10:36
Lol. Soz!

Reply Posted by ian harp on Thursday February 27 2014 at 10:51
Steveo the job would be FINE for a person of your calibre . FIXED hours and only PENALTY his you have to put up with some SH+T... hahahah

Reply Posted by John on Thursday February 27 2014 at 12:12
Think about it - the wages won't be £30,000 will they. It costs more than wages to employ someone. The 60 grand cost will have to cover employers NI and Pension contributions plus other overheads.

Reply Posted by bananas on Thursday February 27 2014 at 12:37
internet shopping 4 me. I hope everybody follows suit. then that will shut all these town shops down. no more illegal parking then, so no traffic wardens.that will save the councillors 60 grand which could go towards there expences.

Reply Posted by A Nonnie Mouse on Thursday February 27 2014 at 12:48
Banana's, please remember without local businesses communities simply fold and die, there has to be local employment and the vast majority of illegal parking is not done by shoppers or shop staff it is by idiot's outside their own houses and on their own streets. The people simply no longer show any form of respect for authority or consideration for others.
Internet shopping is fine for some and can offer some great benefits, however, the vast majority of trade needs to be local spent for local people in local businesses not massive chains.
I agree let's cut the expenses claims for Councillors and also limit the maximum they can earn in allowances for being on committee's etc.
However, SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES and make your LOCAL COMMUNITY STRONGER.
Sadly enforcement officers are the only way that some people will learn, respect is something that everyone seems to have forgotten and unfortunately nowadays it only seems to be 'what get's measured, gets done!'

Reply Posted by june on Thursday February 27 2014 at 13:35
Support local business my arse. cheaper shopping at supermarket. no brainer nonnie mouse.

Reply Posted by Anon on Thursday February 27 2014 at 12:59
another brilliant post from the mouse@! So if you park outside your terraced property,with no drive you are deemed an idiot? Where should the cars be parked? In the Asda. What a post you made.
Apart from that I do agree with the support local business part.
Youre always in a bad mood Ive noticed.

Reply Posted by bananas on Thursday February 27 2014 at 13:00
ok, 4 get about internet shopping. give me the traffic wardens job. 30 grand a year. doubt I will get it. some councillors nephew al get it.

Reply Posted by anon2 on Thursday February 27 2014 at 13:10
Why do you keep going on about expenses! THERE ARE NO EXPENSES!!! I'LL SAY IT AGAIN COUNCILLORS DO NOT GET EXPENSES! STOP GETTING COUNCILLORS AND MPS MIXED UP.

Reply Posted by bananas on Thursday February 27 2014 at 13:26
OK COUNCILLORS DONT GET OWT.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Thursday February 27 2014 at 15:27
Sounds like a sure vote winning idea, surprise, surprise, councilor JIM ANDREWS is up for re-election this year. ?????

Reply Posted by karlmgf on Thursday February 27 2014 at 18:40
why just hoyland nd elsicar getting wardens why not all of Barnsley ??bring back the dog licence to pay for it in all areas along with fines ?also make it compulsory to have dogs micro chiped and details up to date

Reply Posted by freebies on Thursday February 27 2014 at 21:12
If councillors dont get expenses , whats the yearly list in the chronicle for?
They must be part of the big society if they work for free, or is zero contracts and the like just for plebs.
As for the canine defication enforcement officers , its a good idea, from the idothis jobforfree councillors.
The canines will stop deficating and the poor old motorist will be caught with his pants down again, easy money!

Reply Posted by chris on Thursday February 27 2014 at 21:31
Having these staff trying to catch people dropping litter is all well and good but will the council clear up the litter that's already making the area a tip. An example is the new park and ride car park. It's only a few months since it was opened and the land near the entrance onto Millhouses Street is a dumping ground for plastic bottles and cans.

Reply Posted by rich on Friday February 28 2014 at 01:07
So this is what it comes to council getting payed to send people out to fine people that already pay the council to clean up the streets In the first place makes sense dont it if there wasn't anything to clean up there wouldn't be a council in the first place set of idiots and a waste of the tax payers money

Reply Posted by Matt Butterworth on Friday February 28 2014 at 05:37
Where do I apply for one of the jobs?????

Reply Posted by Observer on Friday February 28 2014 at 07:35
2 wardens at £30.000 each. Thats a damned good job. Now, i need to apply for that one.

Reply Posted by AlanB on Friday February 28 2014 at 16:48
The sooner this idea is implemented the better and I hope it will be extended to all parts of the Borough as quickly as possible. The Council should not be looking to pay people a fixed salary for this job, rather they should make appointments on the basis of a share of monies raised. Money taken in fines could be shared on possibly a 50/50 basis. This would offer the employee a real incentive to get on with the job and to do it properly. Inconsiderate and anti social people deserved to be fined, there is no doubt about that.

Reply Posted by A Nonny Rat on Monday March 3 2014 at 16:35
Support LOCAL BUSINESS... Way to go "A Nonny Mouse"...

Reply Posted by Dan on Thursday March 13 2014 at 15:46
Just what the council whant summat for nowt