Have your say on policy for enforcement

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Residents are being asked for their views on how North Tyneside Council carries out its enforcement activities.

The authority is seeking views on its Statement of Enforcement Policy – an ‘umbrella’ policy that applies to all its enforcement functions, which include prosecutions, injunctions and the seizure of goods.

The policy is reviewed every three years with members of the public able to give feedback and views on it until 5pm on Monday, February 29.

Coun John Harrison, cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “It’s important we have a robust policy in place to ensure we can firm and swift action where necessary.

“Our enforcement policy sets out our approach and, as part of our review of it, we would welcome views.”

The draft policy can be viewed on www.northtyneside.gov.uk under ‘business; trading standards’. Hard copies are available in Customer First Centres.

Feedback can be given by completing the online form at www.northtyneside.gov.uk, emailing trading.standards@northtyneside.gov.uk or sent to Trading Standards, Quadrant, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside, NE27 OBY

For further information contact (0191) 643 6628.

North Tyneside Council’s regulatory services are provided for the local authority by its partner Capita.