Have a say on fixed penalty notices

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is calling on local (parish and town) councils to have their say on the impact of fixed penalty notices on littering behaviour.

The survey by the Scarab Trust and Essex School of Law follows recent research demonstrating that sometimes too harsh an approach to litter enforcement can be counterproductive and inadvertently make things worse. While a more persuasive educational message may be more successful if there is a forceful option in the background.

Anyone with experience of fixed penalty notices as a practitioner, who has been involved with giving or receiving a training course or has something to say about fixed penalty notices, is invited to register for the survey by emailing the Scarab Trust by 21 November 2021.

All those who register for the survey will receive free copies of the resulting guidance note on the balance between education and enforcement.