Environment Officers

Introduction

The Environment Officers’ Team has a wide range of responsibilities including the dog warden service, inspection functions and the enforcement of environmental crimes.

Dog Warden Service

  • Collection of stray secured dogs.
  • Re-homing of abandoned dogs.

Inspections

  • Contract monitoring of beach and slipway cleaning.
  • Maintaining and inspecting play park areas.
  • Safety inspections of memorials.

Environmental Crimes

Environmental crime is crime that adversely affects the environment.  The Environment Officers are out and about across the Island carrying out patrols and investigating such problems; working with communities, raising awareness and using enforcement powers to deal with offences.  The crimes can be dealt with by spot fines or prosecution. 

They include:

  • Littering.
  • Dog fouling.
  • Dogs off leads.
  • Dogs on beaches.
  • Fly-posting.
  • Graffiti.