CEU stamps out smoking with partnership initiative

An initiative, led by the Council’s Corporate Enforcement Unit, has addressed smoking within Kilmarnock and Cumnock bus stations after a campaign to stamp out the problem.

Police Scotland and officers from across the Council joined the CEU on high profile patrols, supported by CCTV, this week at the bus stations with daily patrols taking place morning and afternoon when the stations were at their busiest.

The campaign also focused on the nearby taxi ranks and both town centres throughout the day, targeting littering.

During the campaign:
• eight fixed penalty notices were issued for smoking offences – this included smoking in Kilmarnock bus station ticket waiting area and the walkway; smoking in Cumnock bus station waiting area and smoking in commercial vehicles
• five warnings were given for smoking in Kilmarnock and Cumnock bus station and three warnings were given for littering
• 13 fixed penalty notices were issued for littering in Kilmarnock and Cumnock town centres.

Regular enforcement will continue within the bus stations and throughout East Ayrshire as the CEU continues to work to tackle all forms of environmental crime including littering, fly tipping and dog fouling.

The campaign maybe over but the enforcement never ends – if you commit an environmental crime in East Ayrshire you will get a fine.

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