Bath & North East Somerset Council’s team of Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) have taken delivery of three electric, zero tailpipe emission mopeds to patrol the district.
The mopeds replace the existing fleet of petrol mopeds and have been part funded by a government grant provided by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). As a result of the grant and discount received the council paid £2.5k for each moped.
Cllr Mark Shelford, Cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said: “The council is committed to making as many journeys as possible in a sustainable way. These new electric mopeds are a welcome addition to our electric vehicle fleet and replace much older petrol models. As well as causing zero air pollution they’ll help us to make significant savings on operating costs.”
Enforcement Officers will use the new mopeds to patrol the whole of Bath and North East Somerset, seven days a week.
CEO’s are, first and foremost, a uniformed point of contact for visitors and residents and act as “Ambassadors” for the authority. They enforce parking restrictions but also have responsibility for:
• Helping visitors to Bath who are in need of assistance
•Checking and reporting defective parking signs and road markings
•Reporting car park defects
•Reporting suspected abandoned vehicles
• Inspecting blue badges and reporting any that may be fraudulent or being used fraudulently.
• Reporting incidents of environmental crime such as littering, including fly posting and fly tipping and reporting stray dogs or dog fouling to the Environmental Enforcement Team.