Issue details

Tackling serious organised crime

To approve a programme of measures to tackle serious organised crime through closer working with the police and other partner organisations through multi agency targeted enforcement.

This will entail additional funding and better resource to more effectively regulate the increasing problem of:

"           Illicit tobacco and alcohol,

"           Criminal landlords exploiting the vulnerable.

"           Awareness raising for the disruption of organised crime and meeting the needs of vulnerable people.


The serious organised crime gangs concerned with the above activities are also likely to be involved in the 'County Lines' phenomenon, whereby drugs enter Herefordshire from the urban areas that surround it. This report therefore also seeks to raise awareness with partner agencies and the public to disrupt this organised crime and help the council meet the health & wellbeing needs of its most vulnerable people and keep them safe.   

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure and strategic nature / impact on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/06/2018

Reason for urgency:

Decision due: 13 December 2018 by Cabinet member transport and regulatory services

Lead member: Cabinet member transport and regulatory services

Lead director: Assistant director environment and place

Department: Economy and Place

Contact: Marc Willimont, Acting Assistant Director for Regulatory, Environment and Waste Services Email: Tel: 01432261986.

Details of any declarations of interest: None