Six facts about litter in Weymouth

  • Weymouth is cleaner and pleasanter since Fixed Penalty Notices were introduced for people who throw rubbish onto our streets.     
  • A total of 516 notices were issued between March and September 2017. A total of 472 for littering and 34 for dogs off lead, in prohibited areas or fouling.  
  • Men have received more Fixed Penalty Notices than women. In the first six months men have received 287, compared to 244 for women.       
  • Penalties aren’t popular with those who receive them, but less than 10 complaints were made to the borough council during this period.     
  • Councillors decided to introduce the scheme. It is a 12 month pilot project and councillors could decide to make it permanent.       

The Enforcement Officers are trained and employed by 3GS, a specialist environmental enforcement company. It is a 12 month pilot project and councillors could decide to make it permanent. They carry identification, they do not carry or accept cash, notices are paid online or on the phone.