Litter and Fixed Penalty Notices

In order to help keep the county borough clean and deter offenders, the Council has authorised Civil Environmental Enforcement Officers to issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for the following offences:

Fixed Penalty Notice Charges

Littering offences will result in a fixed penalty notice of £125 being issued. The penalty will reduce to £100 if paid within 14 days.

Offences relating to the Public Space Protection Order- Dog Controls will result in a fixed penalty notice of £100 being issued; there is no reduction in payment if it is paid within 14 days.

Paying a Fixed Penalty Notice

  • Ensure the FPN number is recorded with your payment or noted on your cheque/ postal order
  • Payments can be made by cash or cheque at the Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale
  • A cheque or postal order can be posted to Public Protection, Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale NP23 6XB
  • You may make a credit or debit card payment by telephoning 01495 311556 and selecting Option 5, between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday

There is no facility to set up an instalment or payment plan

Non-Payment of a Fixed Penalty Notice

If no payment is received within six weeks of the offence then the Council will instigate legal proceedings.

To contest the Fixed Penalty Notice or if you cannot afford the Penalty

  • The only way that you can contest the notice is through the court where a magistrate will decide if the ticket is valid or not.
  • If you cannot afford to pay the penalty you will need to go to court where, if you are found guilty, the magistrate may at his discretion, agree a payment plan
  • To go to court, complete the section at the bottom of the blue or yellow copy and submit it as instructed

Please note: additional court costs may be incurred

Making a complaint about how the notice was issued

If you have a complaint about how the FPN was issued, please put it in writing or submit it online.

  • Complaints can be posted to Environmental Health, Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale NP23 6XB

Contact Information

Public Protection Service
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
Municipal Offices
Civic Centre
Ebbw Vale
NP23 6XB

Telephone:  01495 357813
Fax: 01495 355834

Email : environmental.health@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk