Enforcing a message to make Hounslow a cleaner, greener borough

Hounslow Council’s enforcement team has been out and about over the last month and issued over 450 FPNs [Fixed Penalty Notice] against fly-tippers and other actions of anti-social behaviour.

Published: Friday, 1st September 2017

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Hounslow Council’s enforcement team has been out and about over the last month and issued over 450 FPNs [Fixed Penalty Notice] against fly-tippers and other actions of anti-social behaviour.

In addition, officers also dealt with 192 complaints over noise, 12 odour/smells, 53 abandoned vehicles and 17 illegal bonfires.

The Council is cracking down on fly-tippers and have successfully resolved many problem areas around the borough.

These include:

  • A landowner of an alleyway at the back of Chiswick High Road was ordered to clear rubbish for a second time and advised to put up a fence, significantly improving the appearance of the alleyway and preventing further fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour
  • A resident in Star Road, Isleworth, was given seven days to clear waste in the front garden of their property, as was another resident in Glenwood Road, Hounslow, who similarly removed rubbish from their back garden and restored fencing in a bid to avoid further littering from the street outside
  • Building waste that had been left in one place for some time, was noticed during a joint action day by Neighbourhood Enforcement officers outside a property in Rossindel Road and removed by the managing agents within days of the Council contacting them.
  • The Enforcement team served Community Protection Warnings [CPW] in Feltham, Hanworth and Bedfont for rubbish to be cleared outside some properties in Swan Close, Letchworth Avenue and Queens Road.

Councillor Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Enforcement and Community Protection, Hounslow Council, said: “We will continue to come down strong on those who think they can just dump rubbish in our streets and get away with it.

“It doesn’t matter whether you are a resident or not, we won’t stand for it and we will track down those who are responsible. Fly-tipping is an anti-social behaviour that is blighting the lives of our residents and is also costly to the Council to clear up.

“The fines for all the anti-social behaviour served by our enforcement officers represent the fact that we will take the strongest action possible to erase these problems.

“We also need the continuing help of our residents to report fly-tipping, if you see someone dumping rubbish around our borough, let us know and we can then do something about it.”

To report fly-tipping, visit the Hounslow Highways website