Changing role for officials

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A SHAKE-UP of enforcement officers - who tackle problems ranging from dog fouling to car parking offences - is being made by a South Yorkshire council.

Barnsley Council’s cabinet has approved a revised structure for the service to save £100,000.

Currently, the council employs officers with specific enforcement powers related to the service area in which they are based.

But the revised structure, which will be introduced from April next year, will see the creation of a dedicated enforcement department which have staff covering a range of problems.

Coun Roy Miller, Barnsley Council development spokesman, said: “This builds on success achieved with South Yorkshire Police and Berneslai Homes.”