In order to help keep the county borough clean and deter offenders, Council Officers and authorised Civil Environmental Enforcement Officers can issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for the following offences:
- Dog Fouling
- Dogs off leads in specific areas
- Dogs in exclusion zones (this includes dogs on a lead or if the dog was carried).
Fixed Penalty Notice Charges
Littering offences will result in a fixed penalty notice of £125 being issued. The penalty will reduce to £100 if paid within 14 days.
Offences relating to the Public Space Protection Order- Dog Controls will result in a fixed penalty notice of £100 being issued; there is no reduction in payment if it is paid within 14 days.
Paying a Fixed Penalty Notice
You may have received a fixed penalty notice from a Local Authority Officer or our authorised Enforcement Contractor. If you have received a fixed penalty notice from a Local Authority Officer then please pay by the following means.
Ensure the FPN number is recorded with your payment or noted on your cheque/ postal order
A cheque or postal order can be posted to The Frontline Enforcement Team, The General Offices, Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 6AA
You may make a credit or debit card payment by telephoning 01495 311556 and selecting Option 4, between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday
There is no facility to set up an instalment or payment plan.
If you have received a fixed penalty notice from an authorised Enforcement Contractor, then you should follow the payment instructions set out on the fixed penalty notice you have received.
Non-Payment of a Fixed Penalty Notice
If no payment is received within six weeks of the offence then the Council will instigate legal proceedings.
To contest the Fixed Penalty Notice or if you cannot afford the Penalty
The only way that you can contest the notice is through the court where a magistrate will decide if the ticket is valid or not.
If you cannot afford to pay the penalty you will need to go to court where, if you are found guilty, the magistrate may at his discretion, agree a payment plan.
To go to court, complete the relevant section of the notice and submit it as instructed.
Please note: Additional court costs may be incurred
Making a complaint about how the notice was issued
If you have a complaint about how the FPN was issued, please put it in writing or submit it online.
Complaints can be posted to The Frontline Enforcement Team, The General Offices, Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 6AA.
Frontline Enforcement Team
The General Offices
Telephone: 01495 357813
Fax: 01495 355834