What is Environmental Crime

What is Environmental crime? Malvern Hills District Council can issue fixed penalty notices for a range of offences including; littering, fly-tipping, abandoned vehicles & dog fouling. These are all examples of environmental crime affecting all areas of the country. These types of anti-social behaviour affect us all. They drag down the quality of life we should all expect to be able to enjoy; quality is reduced every time you walk past litter, drive past a pile of flytipped rubbish or accidentally tread in dog poo. A fixed penalty notice is a fine issued by the council to an individual or business for a range of offenses as an alternative to prosecution. If a FPN is paid no further action will be taken. Failure to provide your name and address or to give false contact details is a further offence for which an additional fine of £1,000 maybe imposed upon conviction.

Who to contact Malvern Hills District Council You can report all types of environmental crime here and apply and pay for things online www.malvernhills.gov.uk 01684 862151 For general enquiries about environmental crime please contact the Street Scene Team West Mercia Police Emergency 999 or 101 (national police non-emergency number) Neighbourhood Watch www.neighbourhoodwatchmalvernhills.org.uk CrimeStoppers An independent charity working to help solve crimes. Give information about crime anonymously 0800 555 111 www.crimestoppers-uk.org