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27.06.23 – Fixed Penalty notice to Burslem Landlord, Response Policing Week of Action

Written by on 27 June 2023

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has declared enforcement action against absent and neglectful private-rental landlords across the city.

Landlords are reminded they are accountable for waste from their vacant properties.    One such property in Burslem was recently cleared after the owner left a considerable amount of illegally dumped waste outside their property.

The landlord has been issued with a £400 fixed penalty notice.

This comes as the city has pledged to clear a thousand ‘grot spots’ across the city in the next 100 days and has sent a stark warning to people who illegally dump waste. In the first week of the zero-tolerance approach, 90 incidents were cleared, rubbish which filled the equivalent of 85 skips.


Staffordshire Police are taking part in the national policing response week of action this week, to raise awareness of how response policing officers do what they do, day-in, day-out.
From the moment you call 999, call handlers begin an assessment of what you’re calling about – including the risk to life, risk to the public and any vulnerabilities.
Response officers have to be community-focused, taking the time to understand their patch and get to know local people.

Since the introduction of the new policing model at Staffordshire Police, the force has welcomed a total of 584 new officers from December last year, with 5.3 percent of these from an ethnic minority.
Stuart Ellison, Assistant Chief Constable at Staffordshire Police and force lead for local policing and operations, outlined the challenge and the attraction of response policing.

“Response is a really varied police role – the first responder at any incident has a significant responsibility in assessing the scene on arrival, quickly considering any vulnerability and threat and putting the initial actions in motion that will ensure we keep people safe but also gather the evidence to reduce crime.

To find out more about recruitment, visit: Careers | Staffordshire Police.

For more on how we respond to you, see: Contact us | Staffordshire Police.

To report crime in your area, contact us on Livechat via our website or call 101.

Call 999 in an emergency.