Case Study - Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
We worked with Local Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to develop a package of training and support following the Scottish Government giving them the power to issue fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping and littering.
In 2014, The Scottish Parliament gave Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority the power to issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for offences of flytipping and littering under section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
We worked closely with Local Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to develop a system for issuing, recording and documenting Fixed Penalty Notices. Incorporating several of our training courses, we developed a workshop to provide employees with the necessary skills to issue the Fixed Penalty Notices, understand the legislation involved and report to the Procurator Fiscal. Various scenarios were set up to demonstrate the different situations Park Rangers may find themselves in, using elements of our Fixed Penalty Notices, Conflict Management and Notebooks, Evidence and Statements courses.
"It’s been great to work with you all and I can’t thank you enough for all your support and patience with the audit process and setting up all the necessary policies and processes for us to be able to effectively use our enforcement powers." Claire Travis, Visitor Operations Manager