Larne Council coffers boosted by fixed penalties

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Larne Borough Council has collected £1,690 in fixed penalties from dog-related offences since the start of the financial year.

Fines for having no valid dog licence was the top earner for the local authority, generating revenue of £1,490 from a total of 28 penalties issued.

There was also £200 income received from dog straying offences.

Dog Control Order penalties included £100 for dogs being in play parks or playing fields.

Offenders are fined £50 if payment is received within 10 days of a notice being issued, or £80 if payment is received between 11-14 days.

There has also been £250 income received from a total of five littering offences in the borough so far this year.

Meanwhile, the local authority has issued four fixed penalties relating to smoking offences, and received revenue totalling £120.

For this offence, the fine is £30 if payment is made within 15 days, or £50 if payment is received within a 29 day period.