New action days to target problem areas over rubbish, parking and anti-social behaviour

PUBLISHED: 12:00 02 December 2014

Cllr Ross Hatfull, cabinet member for community safety and enforcement

Cllr Ross Hatfull, cabinet member for community safety and enforcement


A series of action days cracking down on anti-social behaviour and rubbish will be held in Redbridge in an effort to improve “civic pride”.

Redbridge Council officers from anti-social behaviour, licensing, trading standards, street scene, parking, community partnership and cleansing team will be out on the streets targeting specific areas.

The first action day will take place this week at an undisclosed location which is not being announced so those who are flouting rules in the area do not have time to prepare.

Councillor Ross Hatfull, cabinet member for community safety and enforcement, said: “This is a fantastic project that brings together the wealth of knowledge and experience within the Council and its partners.

“It means we can target an area and deliver quick results that make a real difference to people’s lives, whether it’s clearing up rubbish, looking at anti-social behaviour problems or identifying planning and housing issues.”

The targeted areas will be selected based on police and council data, so the days can be focused on areas where they can have the most effect.

Officers will visit a range of residential and commercial premises, where intelligence shows that offences or breaches of regulations have been taking place.

Action will be taken against those found committing offences.

Cllr Hatfull added: “We want to send a message to people who would flout regulations and commit crimes in this borough–- your actions will not be tolerated and you will be brought to account.”

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