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Enforcement Officer To Clamp Down On Anti-Social Issues

Thursday March 20 2014

We Are Barnsley We Are Barnsley

AN ENFORCEMENT officer with the power to hand out on-the-spot fines is to be employed to tackle anti-social behaviour in Wombwell and Darfield.

A new full-time role is being created to deal with problems such as fly-tipping, car parking, litter, dog fouling and noise pollution.

Their guidelines would also allow them to hand out on-the-spot fines to offenders.

Joan Whitaker, from Wombwell's Crime and Safety Group, is pleased that recurring issues may be addressed by the new officer.

She said: "Litter brings the area down and obviously dog fouling is brought up at every meeting borough-wide.

"If someone is there then the offenders won't do it. The officer is not going to be everywhere but it's a positive move."

Similar officers are set to be employed to work in Hoyland and Elsecar. Salaries will be paid for out of funds from ward budgets.

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Reply Posted by bananas on Thursday March 20 2014 at 14:06
GYPSY. do they get fined for intimidating people and leaving there rubbish about... al answer that.. NO.

Reply Posted by Rubydoo on Thursday March 20 2014 at 21:08
Good luck to the person who gets this job, they'll have their work cut out, but I'm all in favour of the role. We need to deter people spoiling our local environment.

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Thursday March 20 2014 at 21:45
theres only one man i can think of that needs to see what were having to put up with dan jarvis thats your man for 3 months then steve houghton for 3 months then david cammeron for 3 months then last but not least prince charles for 3 months.

Reply Posted by Kfc on Thursday March 20 2014 at 21:48
guy fawkes@ Haven;t you a bonfire to go to. hahahah

Reply Posted by Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know on Friday March 21 2014 at 08:55
Better send for Robocop, Dangermouse & Superman, no real person is going to attempt this job, working for peanuts off the ward budget

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Friday March 21 2014 at 18:56
been on the phone most of the day to wakey high security yes weve got him you guess it didnt you no its charlie bronson all has gone quiet in wombwell no more poo litter or rowdy behaviour.p,s kfc just got the suit fire proofed ha ha

Reply Posted by fubar on Sunday March 23 2014 at 18:41
It's a nice thought and I've no doubt that it will generate income for the council but...... if they haven't a team of police at their side while the new warden wants to go around giving out spot fines then I don't know how they would implement these rules with certain parts of the community. So the post will more than likely be renewed based on revenue and how better than a litter maid running around trying to find people that have parked 10" over a line or waiting for some scraps to fall out from your bin. Will there be any right of appeal to a ticket? Don't misunderstand me, I'm sick of the dog crap as well, I know the post is needed and welcome the effort to try to get to grips with the anti social behaviour in the area but also think that it will be used in a negative way. Example; Mother pushing a buggy, little un drops a tissue from the left hand side just as mum looks right before crossing the road. Warden takes photo of litter and hands mum a £30 fine. Would that be fair? Maybe it falls from mums pocket! , would that be justified?. All I hope is common sense is used and people are given a prompt to rectify a situation before the litter maid is allowed to get their ticket book out.

Reply Posted by joby on Sunday March 23 2014 at 19:08
I would like them to hand out fines for spitting first

Reply Posted by po on Thursday May 22 2014 at 20:49
great stuff theyve already started at town centre whey