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Enfield Council launches campaign to snare fly tippers

Published Tuesday, 09 June 2015

Residents will have the chance to nab a fly tipper thanks to a new reward scheme being offered by Enfield Council.

Fly tippers are notoriously difficult to track down and in an attempt to increase the number of successful prosecutions in the borough Enfield Council is offering a £200 reward to anyone who provides information leading to the successful prosecution of a fly tipper.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “I am immensely proud of the work of our street sweepers, they do a fantastic job in difficult conditions and are on the streets day and night, rain or shine making sure our borough is clean and tidy.

“We have a collective responsibility as a community to keep our borough clean and we all need to play our part in making sure it stays tidy.

“That’s why we want residents to join forces with us and name names. We want them to help us to expose those who are fouling our environment by fly tipping on our streets and park lands, and the best way of reporting fly tips, when spotted, is through our website.

“By working together we can track down and prosecute those people intent on ruining our environment and also make sure that fly tips that do occur are reported and removed promptly.”

An independent review of the cleanliness of Enfield Council’s streets by Eunomia Research and Consulting last year showed the quality of street cleaning was good, and had improved. But Enfield Council knows fly tipping is a blight on the community and is determined to deal with the issue and keep Enfield’s streets tidy.

Enfield Council spends in the region of £4.3 million a year keeping the streets tidy and has four full time fly tipping removal crews in operation to clear fly tips promptly.

Each year the council removes several thousand fly tips on public land  reported by members of the public within four hours.

Residents who have information about a suspected fly tipper should email details here

Rewards will be paid following a successful prosecution.

Residents can report fly tipping and other street issues here

Residents can share their stories of hard working street cleansing staff and thank them for their efforts by using the Twitter hash tag #keepingenfieldclean or posting details on Facebook.

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