Enforcement - wall of shame

Our enforcement team is responsible for finding and prosecuting anyone carrying out illegal activities in the borough such as the dumping of rubbish in a public space, or leaving it on land without the owner’s permission.

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Our enforcement teams work with residents to take action against anyone who continues to behave anti-socially and unacceptably.

It brings together everything from environmental health and protection, to private sector housing licensing, noise and nuisance, and trading standards.

Our regulatory services deal with what is deemed as antisocial behaviour but are responsible for several different enforcement functions:

  • trading standards
  • licensing
  • food safety
  • food standards
  • health and safety at work
  • noise and nuisance
  • environmental protection
  • environmental crime
  • highways
  • private sector housing
  • building control
  • planning enforcement
  • civil protection
  • CCTV
  • estates police team
  • fraud team

Each area uses different legislation to ensure compliance of the law within the borough and each has its own extensive body of regulations, codes of practices and guidance.

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Our enforcement teams have recently dealt with over 3,000 grime crime cases to help clean up the borough.

They work with residents to take action against anyone who breaks the rules. We want to keep your streets clean and we’ll prosecute if we catch you.

Latest successes

Over recent months our teams have:

  • moved more than 43 illegal encampments, of which six were moved within two hours
  • issued over 1,320 fines for enviro-crime including more than 335 fines for littering
  • dealt with 1,600 reports of eyesore gardens

Enforcement officers have also:

  • undertaken 28 prosecutions of rogue landlords
  • taken action against over 200 landlords or letting agents whose privately let properties were non compliant
  • undertaken more than 160 test purchases for the underage sale of alcohol or knives

Latest enforcement news

Crackdown on crime in Barking town centre as part of joint operation

Almost 900 officer hours were invested in the streets around Barking town centre as part of a major clampdown on anti-social behaviour.

Barking shop keeper fined for possessing fake cigarettes

A shopkeeper in Barking who was caught with an illegal stash of cigarettes has been ordered to pay more than £4,500 in fines and costs.

Grime Scene Investigation: Council unveils fly-tipping stickers

We’ve introduced new stickers that will be applied to illegally dumped rubbish in the latest clampdown on grime crime.

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