A summary of formal enforcement and surveillance activity by council teams has been published.

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Besides having a wider deterrent value, much of the work secures compensation for victims who include vulnerable residents. The work also brings out court orders being issued to help prevent on-going problems of anti-social behaviour and illegal activity.

The work and its outcomes come from the council's environmental health and licensing enforcement teams, as well as the community safety hub and Trading Standards' local and regional investigations teams and the national e-crime enforcement teams. Each case is considered on its merits before legal proceedings or other types of formal enforcement action are instigated.

Cllr. Helen Douglas, executive member for housing and safer neighbourhoods, said: “From a housing and community safety perspective, this impressive list shows we take action against anti-social behaviour and tenancy breaches. It gives private sector tenants more confidence in the standard of accommodation and the conduct of landlords and letting agents.

“In addition, the action helps ensure residents take responsibility for their waste and support them in taking pride in their environment. There is always more we can do and we will meet our challenges head on.”

Cllr Nigel Ayre, executive member for culture, leisure and tourism, said: “Besides creating a fair basis on which businesses can trade, this enforcement action supports product safety and gives consumers confidence in local traders.

“I applaud the teams for their tenacity and determination to uphold standards, take legal action where they fall short and so give residents and consumers greater certainty and safety.”

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