What is 3GS in england?

3GS is a specialist service provider, focussed on the provision of environmental enforcement, aligning our service delivery standards to that of UK Policing. 3GS is a specialist service provider, focussed on the provision of environmental enforcement, aligning our service delivery standards to that of UK Policing.

What is 3GS Manchester?

3GS enforcement officers are delegated authority by Manchester City Council to issue FPNs for environmental offences such as: littering (including food, cigarette butts and chewing gum) graffiti offences or fly posting. unauthorised leafleting. not clearing up dog fouling or controlling a dog.

Do you have to give your name to council enforcement officer?

5. You DO NOT have to give your name and address unless the officer points out an offence he / she suspects you have committed. However, not providing your details may lead to you being detained for longer.

Can you appeal a fine for dropping a cigarette?

There are no formal grounds of appeal against a Fixed Penalty Notice. This is because a Fixed Penalty Notice is an invitation for you to effectively ‘buy off’ your liability to prosecution.

Is 3 points a fixed penalty notice?

There are two types of fixed penalty notices: endorsable and non-endorsable. An endorsable ticket means points on your licence – normally three points – while a non-endorsable ticket is a fine only.

How do I appeal a cigarette fine Manchester?

  • You may want to contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau for advice;
  • You may need to involve the services of a Solicitor;
  • You will need to consider the evidence that may be presented in court;

How do I get out of a fixed penalty notice?

There is no formal appeal process for Fixed Penalty Notices – if you disagree that you have committed an offence, you can decide not to pay the Fixed Penalty Fine, and the matter will then be decided by a Court.

Can’t afford to pay police fine?

  • in instalments (or in smaller amounts if you’re already paying in instalments)
  • over a longer period.
  • at a later date.

Can environmental officers issue fines?

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 enables local authorities to fine anyone committing an environmental crime that damages the street scene. London councils have agreed set levels of fines to cover all of the London area.

Can I walk away from an enforcement officer?

Your rights, and the law

Most of the time, you have the legal right to refuse to answer and just walk away. Usually, under ‘stop and account’, the police officer or PCSO doesn’t have the power to force you to stay. You can’t be searched or arrested just because you refuse to answer their questions.

Is dropping a cigarette littering?

The offence relates to the action of dropping litter and not the size of the object. Therefore a cigarette butt can be classed as litter and so can items such as chewing gum and sweet wrappers.

Can council Officers enter my property?

Property inspections

Council officers make regular unannounced visits on all properties. During the visits officers will ask to enter the property so that they can see whether the people living there match the people registered as council tenants.

Can I be fined if I pick up my litter?

The offence relates to the dropping, throwing or depositing of litter and leaving it. So whether or not you subsequently volunteer to pick up your litter, you have committed an offence and will be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice.


  1. https://www.3gs.co.uk/about-us
  2. https://www.3gs.co.uk/contact-us
  3. https://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/100006/environmental_problems/1026/fixed_penalty_notices/2
  4. https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/know_your_rights_z-card.pdf
  5. https://www.dartford.gov.uk/community-safety/litter-fine-questions
  6. https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/legal/fixed-penalty-notices/
  7. https://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/100006/environmental_problems/1026/fixed_penalty_notices/4
  8. https://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/RoadsTravelParking/StreetCareandCleaning/Environmental-Fixed-Penalty-Notices/Fixed-Penalty-Notices-Appeals.aspx
  9. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/help-with-debt/dealing-with-urgent-debts/paying-a-court-fine/
  10. https://www.croydon.gov.uk/environment/fixed-penalty-notices-environmental-crimes
  11. https://www.libertyhumanrights.org.uk/advice_information/stop-and-account/
  12. https://www.newham.gov.uk/transport-streets/street-litter
  13. https://www.havering.gov.uk/info/20052/council_tenants/290/subletting_council_homes_and_tenancy_fraud
  14. https://www.haringey.gov.uk/environment-and-waste/rubbish-and-recycling/litter-and-dumped-rubbish-enforcement/littering-fixed-penalty-notices-frequently-asked-questions

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