Fixed penalty notices (FPNs) and penalty notices for disorder (PNDs) are one-off penalties issued to people who commit anti-social behaviour.
FPNs generally deal with environmental offences, such as:
- Dropping litter
- Minor graffiti offences.
- Not cleaning up dog fouling.
- Noise nuisance from a private residence during the night.
They can be issued by local Council officers, Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), and certain other accredited people. They can be issued to anyone over ten years old. Set penalties apply, and are higher for noise-related offences.
PNDs are issued for more serious offences, such as:
- Throwing fireworks.
- Selling alcohol to anyone under 18-years old.
- Being drunk and disorderly.
PNDs can be issued by the police, Community Support Officers, and certain other accredited people. They can be issued to anyone over 16 years old. The amount of the fine depends on how bad the behaviour is.