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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The council’s 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.

The council’s Regulatory Services deal with what is deemed as anti-social 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

Illegal encampment in Dagenham moved within two hours

An illegal traveller encampment was moved within two hours of appearing in one of the borough’s parks, in the latest example of Barking and Dagenham Council putting its powers to use.

Dagenham market trader fined for flogging fake clothing brands

A trader at Dagenham Sunday Market has been ordered to pay over £3,000 after being caught selling fake goods.

Man arrested for cannabis possession during evening operation.
One man was arrested, one was issued with a fine and another received a warning during a swoop on Barking town centre.

More enforcement news:


Can you help us catch these people?

47. Faircross


46. Gurney Close


45. Gurney Close


44. Gurney Close


43. Gurney Close


42. Gurney Close


41. Gurney Close


40. Heathway


39. Heathway


38. Gurney Close


37. Gurney Close


36. Gurney Close


35. Motts Lane


34. Gurney Close


33. Gurney Close

Update: One of the fly-tippers featured has been identified.

32. Gurney Close


31. Green Lane


30. Hunters Hall Road


29. Heathway


27. Gurney Close


26. Gurney Close


25. Faircross Avenue


24. Heathway Service Rd


22. Faircross Avenue


20. Faircross Avenue


19. Faircross Avenue


18. Faircross Avenue


17. Faircross Avenue


14. Kilsby Walk


13. Lansbury Avenue


12. Faircross Avenue


Help us identify these people

Please contact us quoting the reference on the image.

020 8724 8898