Cleaner Havering launched this week and sees an extra £400,000 invested into street cleaning.
The money will be spent on increasing the frequency of cleaning in residential streets from once every three weeks to fortnightly.
In addition to investing into more street cleaning the campaign will also promote supporting and encouraging residents to join in community clean-ups and encourage more reporting of fly-tipping and littering and increasing enforcement action around both.
It’s also raising awareness around the disposal of dog mess and actions against those dropping chewing gum in our streets, while continuing as one of the Councils in the country that offers a weekly rubbish and recycling collection.
Action will also increase in order to keep local rivers and parks clean and healthy.
Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, said: “Like everybody in the borough we are proud to live here and we have listened to our residents. This means we are now investing an extra £400,000 to increase the frequency of our street cleaning to help keep Havering special.
“We also want to highlight those who persist in blighting our borough with littering, fly-tipping, dropping chewing gum and not clearing up their dog mess.
“This is why we need residents to do their part and work with us, to change people’s behaviours by reporting fly tipping and littering, so we can take the strongest action against those who act irresponsibly.
“We also want help in getting the message out to those people who think it is ok to spoil our beautiful borough. They should know that they can’t mess with Havering.”
Billy Lovell who works for the Street Care team says, “We’ve all got to look after the environment at the end of the day and if people don’t pick up their rubbish obviously its a lot more work for us but if people just picked it up and put it in the bin and kept it tidier it would be a lot better”Tags: Havering
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