Our Joint Enforcement Team (JET) deal with issues that we know impact residents, bringing together the enforcement powers of key teams from across the council and the work of colleagues from Surrey Police, JET deal with anti-social behaviour (ASB), unauthorised traveller encampments, dog fouling, fly-tipping and littering amongst others.
At last night’s meeting, 24 September, the Executive agreed to continue to invest in the JET as well as look into options to expand the team.
Cllr Fiona White, Deputy Leader of the Council, and Lead Councillor for Safeguarding, Inclusion, Public Safety, Community Safety, Vulnerable Families and Older People said: “I am delighted that the JET team has received support and ongoing funding from the Executive. Since August 2017 they have worked hard to combat anti-social behaviour and low-level crime in our borough.
“They deal directly with a range of challenging environmental and anti-social behaviour issues, along with work in education, patrolling and enforcement. Their work has addressed significant issues and reduced pressure on other departments when dealing with issues, such as unlawful encampments and anti-social behaviour.”
In the past year the JET team have:
• issued 11 Fixed Penalty Notices for littering
• secured one prosecution and five £400 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping offences
• investigated 35 fly-tips – and are making enquiries on 11 more
• supported in the prosecution of an individual for fly-tipping and seizure of the tipper vehicle used
• attended all unauthorised encampments on council land
• helped manage ASB across the borough with regular patrols within the town and throughout
• managed a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) making it an offence to fail to clean up after a dog.
To report issues please contact us via www.guildford.gov.uk/selfservice or by phoning Customer Services on 01483 505050.