Council working to improve frontline services for residents

Littering, dog fouling and fly tip enforcement are to get a renewed focus from South Hams District Council as we work to provide better services for residents.

Enforcement of individual offences relating to littering, dog fouling and fly tip enforcement have proven to be notoriously difficult. We know that is frustrating for residents, but the Council has pledged to use Community Protection Notices more widely for persistent offences. This is an additional tool for the Council in the fight against littering and dog fouling.

The changes are just part of several changes being made by the Council to improve its community services across the district, to make sure that our communities ‘look and feel’ the absolute best they can.

At the same time the team will look to work with community and voluntary groups and parish and town councils to keep the South Hams looking and feeling as tidy as possible.

Cllr Victor Abbott, Lead Member for Community Services, said: “I’m pleased to see that we’re reviewing how we serve our communities, and making changes to ensure that we can be more efficient and effective.

“We know that issues like littering and dog fouling have an impact on people’s day-to-day lives. We want to do more to make the South Hams look its very best. I believe our staff and these changes will make this happen.

“It’ll lead us to using our resources more efficiently, serving the people of the South Hams more effectively, and within our current budgets.”