This web form gives details of private prosecution cases taken by Tameside MBC since 1st
January 2002, which resulted in a conviction.
The local authority enforces trading, licensing and public health legislation covering all aspects
of consumer protection issues, rogue traders and food premises. The Council also prosecutes for offences in connection with benefit claims such as fraudulent claims and failing to notify the Council about changes of circumstances.
This site is updated on a weekly basis and steps have been taken to ensure that cases subject to appeal are
not published. To account for the appeal process 6 weeks must have elapsed after a conviction before the
case is added to the site. Where notification of an appeal is received outside that timescale, the case
will be removed from the database.
The council's officers enforce their standards by giving appropriate advice and guidance on how to
comply with the law and sometimes notices may be served requiring people to make improvement or to
prohibit certain behaviour. This can lead to a private prosecution. Officers follow a
departmental enforcement policy to decide on the most appropriate action to take.
The Council prosecutes companies and individuals for breaches of a variety of legislation.
When we prosecute someone, we prepare a case against them; the case may involve one or more instances
of an individual or a company failing to comply with legislation.
The information on this register is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and any use
of the information in contravention of that Act may result in a prosecution.