Enforcement officers pay visit to Arran
Environmental enforcement officers, who are tasked with making communities cleaner, visited Arran last week and are set to return later in the month.
The officers spent the day patrolling the island, meeting locals and monitoring dumping hotspots. Able to issue fixed-penalty notices whether it’s a fly-tipper, a smoker throwing their butt on the ground or a dog owner not cleaning up after their pet, the team is determined to make a difference.
Councillor Jim Montgomerie, cabinet member for place, said: ‘The team works tirelessly across the whole of North Ayrshire and has done a fantastic job.
‘There is a real determination among them to make our communities as clean as they can be.
‘They are very visible and approachable and more local people are now reporting environmental crimes because they know they will take decisive action.
‘Obviously the geography of North Ayrshire, compared to most other local authorities, is fairly unique and getting across to the islands on a regular basis is difficult. They hope these visits will be informative and successful and hopefully lead to more over the coming weeks and months.’
As well as issuing fixed-penalty notices, environmental enforcement officers, who will be back on Arran on Friday September 21, can also offer advice about fly posting, wild camping, dog fouling, waste management and litter.