Environmental Enforcement

No fly tipping sign with CCTV sign against background of tree lined country road

Councils are facing mounting pressure to combat anti-social activities that impact the environment such as littering, vandalism or graffiti, as well as dog-related offences like pavement fouling or dog attacks. The latest official statistics on environmental enforcement are interesting to read. 

Fixed penalty notices can be used to tackle anti-social activity, whether related to an individual’s actions or associated with a vehicle such as fly tipping. Taranto’s Environmental Enforcement Solution leverages the familiarity of handling Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) to seamlessly manage FPNs, ensuring a consistent and efficient enforcement process.

Adaptability lies at the core of Taranto’s solution. Regardless of local environmental policies, the system can be configured to accommodate specific offences, with the flexibility to incorporate changes swiftly. For instance, during the Covid-19 pandemic, new offences could be swiftly added to the system’s dropdown menu, facilitating enforcement efforts in response to evolving circumstances. And when there was no longer a need for this offence, it was even easier to remove it.

So, for example, if a new offence is introduced for having a specific breed of dog without a licence or a muzzle, this can simply be added to the list of FPNs.  And it’s also easy to edit the cost of the fine so that increases can be updated as they are introduced.

Empowering enforcement on the street

Taranto’s Environmental Enforcement Solution empowers CEOs or dedicated Environmental Enforcement Officers to issue FPNs using handheld devices. By enabling seamless integration of evidence, such as photographs captured at the scene, the system supports the credibility of issued FPNs, minimising potential challenges.

The integration of FPN processing into an automated back-office workflow mirrors the handling of PCNs, optimising efficiency and consistency in enforcement procedures. This unified approach enables Enforcement Officers to enhance their effectiveness by issuing both PCNs and FPNs using a single device, thereby maximising operational efficiency.

To further streamline the enforcement process, Taranto’s solution encourages online payment through a self-service portal, which can be seamlessly integrated into existing council applications using the established council interface and branding.  By facilitating convenient payment options, the system reduces manual intervention, allowing resources to be allocated more efficiently.

A comprehensive solution to tackle anti-social activities

Taranto’s Environmental Enforcement Solution offers a comprehensive framework for addressing anti-social activities and environmental offences. By leveraging a familiar interface, adaptable configurations, and seamless integration of evidence, payment and challenge options, the solution equips councils with the tools needed to safeguard their communities and uphold environmental standards. With Taranto’s solution, councils can implement their environmental policies with confidence, ensuring a cleaner, safer, and greener future.