Rules and regulations

How we protect you and our parks and open spaces.

Enforcing byelaws

Any officer of the council can enforce the byelaws, as can a police officer if they witness someone breaking a byelaw or are informed by the public or a council officer of an offence.

If someone breaks a byelaw the council or police officer will approach the offender(s) and explain why that activity cannot be permitted or must be controlled. We aim to inform and raise awareness, in order to avoid further offences.

If somebody fails to take notice of our advice and continues to commit the offence, then a council or police officer will take down details for use as evidence. We may have to take further action, and the maximum fine, following court conviction, for a breach of a byelaw is £500.