The Community Safety Enforcement team are responsible for ensuring that Newham is a clean, safe, and enjoyable place to live and work. We work to tackle environmental crime and anti-social behaviour by enforcing a broad range of legislation and working in partnership with other services both internally and externally to the Council including the Police, Licensing, Street Population Outreach Team and Street Cleansing.
We use a variety of tools and powers, including issuing fixed penalty notices (FPNs) for littering, fly-tipping, and dog fouling. We can also seize vehicles and equipment used for fly-tipping or other illegal activities, request personal details from individuals suspected of committing an offence, issue Community Protection Notices (CPNs) to individuals or businesses engaging in anti-social behaviour or causing a nuisance, and prosecute individuals or businesses who fail to comply with regulations or commit offences.
We actively address anti-social street drinking with a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), enabling us to issue FPNs to offenders. We also investigate abandoned vehicles, issuing FPNs when necessary and encourage residents to report such instances. We tackle waste in front gardens by issuing Community Protection Warning (CPW) and Community Protection Notice (CPN) to responsible parties, emphasising cleanliness and compliance in the community.
In addition to enforcement, we also believe in the importance of educating and raising awareness within the community about the importance of maintaining a clean and safe environment. Our team engages with the community through a variety of initiatives, such as days of action, community events and social media, to spread the message and encourage residents to take pride in their neighbourhood.
We take pride in working closely with residents and businesses to create a safe, clean, and enjoyable environment for everyone in Newham. If you have any concerns or issues to report related to street enforcement or community safety, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can report incidents to us by calling us on 0208 430 2000, or report to us online by clicking on the tab below
To report incidents of fly-tipping or for more information about fly-tipping, please click on the tab below: