Joint action day helps create cleaner, greener borough

Councillors and police officers joined Hounslow Council’s enforcement team and Hounslow Highways staff on a joint action day to tackle fly tipping and anti-social behaviour in the borough

Published: Monday, 31st July 2017

Councillors, enforcement officers and Hounslow Highways staff at the joint action day in Kingsley Road, Hounslow

Councillors and police officers joined Hounslow Council’s enforcement team and Hounslow Highways staff on a joint action day to tackle fly tipping and anti-social behaviour in the borough last week (Tuesday 25 July].
 
Council Leader, Steve Curran, plus Deputy Leader Amrit Mann, Councillor Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Community Protection and Enforcement, and local ward councillors saw activity in Kingsley Road, Hounslow and the surrounding area to identify fly tipping and anti-social behaviour, and deal with environmental offences on the spot.
 
Hounslow Highways used mechanical and hand sweepers to clear footways, and jet washers to remove graffiti and clear fly posting.
 
During the morning, a fixed penalty notice [FPN] for £80 was issued to a member of the public who was caught throwing a cigarette on to the pavement outside Hounslow East underground station.
 
Councillors, enforcement officers and Hounslow Highways staff also spoke to businesses in the area about licensing issues and how their rubbish is disposed of.
 
Officers will also be continuing to work alongside the Council’s waste and recycling team in speaking to residents about waste management and the new fortnightly domestic waste collection service.
 
Councillor Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Community Protection and Enforcement, Hounslow Council, said: “This was a really good initiative to be part of and we could see at first-hand what our enforcement officers and staff from Hounslow Highways, plus the police have to deal with in a bid to keep our borough, clean and safe.
 
“We will do all we can to enforce the necessary action that is needed to cut out the problem of fly tipping and do what we can to inform our residents and visitors on how important it is not to throw rubbish on our streets, but dispose of it properly.
 
“We can all help each other and the result will be a cleaner, greener borough to live, work, visit and go to school in.”