The Community Protection Notice is a ‘step up’ from a CPW and can be issued to individuals as the CPW can be issues aged 16 and above which includes businesses. The purpose of a CPN is to deal and manage with particular, ongoing problems or nuisances, which results in having detrimental effect on others, quality of life by providing formal notice and instruction to those responsible.
A CPN can be issued if the investigating officer can be satisfied, on reasonable grounds, that the conduct of an individual, business or organisation is creating a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality and is persistent or continuing in nature; and is unreasonable. The notice can be appealed in the Magistrates' Court within 21 days.
Failure to comply with a CPN is an offence and can result in a CRIMINAL CONVICTION, a maximum fine of £2500 for an individual or £20,000 for a business, or fixed penalty notice of £100. If you have be served with a Community Protection Notice or would like further information relating to this process, please contact us.