Fixed Penalty Notices
Hastings Borough Council issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to those caught committing environmental crimes in the borough.
Environmental crimes include the of dropping litter such as chewing gum, cigarette butts and fast food and other forms of litter such as wrapping. It also includes failing to pick up after your dog or not disposing of the dog litter in the correct way.
The FPNs we issue for those caught dropping litter are £80. The FPNs we issue for those not picking up after their dog are £100. There is no reduction for early payment.
Fixed Penalty Notices can be issued by council enforcement officers (wardens). They can also be issued by Kingdom's enforcement officers. Kingdom is a private company we are working with to help deal with environmental crime.
You can find out more about our approach environmental enforcement here.
What to do if you are issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice
If you are issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice you need to pay it. Fixed Penalty Notices must be paid within 14 days of their issue to you.
Paying an Fixed Penalty Notice
There are two types of FPN issued in Hastings.
4 digit FPNs are issued by Hastings Borough Council Enforcement Officers (wardens) and can be either paid online (Credit/Debit Card only) or in person at the Community Contact Centre (Credit/Debit Card or Cash).
9 digit FPNs are issued by Kingdom Enviromental Protection Officers and can be paid online (Debit Card only), by calling the payment line on 0333 313 5651 (Credit/Debit Card only) or at any PayPoint outlet (Cash only). Please ensure you have your FPN ticket with the unique bar code to enable you to pay the fine.
If you don't have internet access, you can use the self-serve computers, which are available for use at the Community Contact Centre.
Appealing a Fixed Penalty Notice
You cannot appeal a Fixed Penalty Notice.
You can find out more about why you cannot appeal a Fixed Penalty Notice on our FAQs page.
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