Tuesday, 14 April 2015
People who refuse to pick up their litter or allow their dogs to foul could be given a local authority enforcement notice by University of Worcester Security Officers.
The University’s officers have been issued with books of Environmental Enforcement Notices by Worcester City Council in a bid to help keep the City clean.
It is part of the University’s accreditation by West Mercia Constabulary, which also authorises those trained security staff to issue Fixed Penalty Notices for criminal offences such as noise nuisance, graffiti and disorder.
Tom Taylor, Head of Security and Campus Services, said: “The University takes its responsibilities to the community very seriously and we work hard to promote good student/community relations.
“The accreditation allows us to assist both the police and local authority in dealing with issues on and around University property swiftly.
“Environmental Notices, like the Fixed Penalty Notices, will always be used as a last resort, but we hope that by having the ability to issue them, we can help to keep the City clean and tidy.”
The Environmental Notices can be used for offences such as dropping litter, fly-posting and dog-fouling and can be issued to students, staff or members of the public committing offences on or around University property.
Notices issued by University staff are sent to the City Council to be enforced.