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Cleaner Streets campaign launched

Published Thursday, 11 April 2013

A new campaign to tackle littering, dog fouling, fly tipping and untidy front gardens and cement Enfield's status as having some of the cleanest streets in London has been launched today.

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 The Cleaner Streets Campaign is the brainchild of Enfield Council, and aims to make the borough cleaner than ever before by enlisting residents' help in keeping their neighbourhoods clean and tidy by reporting problems and the people responsible for committing so called Enviro Crime.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "Enfield is a clean borough but we still spend £4.8million each year on clearing up litter, fly tipping and dog mess and sorting out untidy front gardens.

"We’d rather spend that money on other services, and we want residents to help us to keep our borough clean by taking pride in their communities and clearing up after themselves, or by telling us when our streets aren’t as clean as they should be.

"Having clean streets is one of our residents’ top priorities and we’re working tirelessly to keep our borough tidy and the cleanest in London.

"Enfield Council has a hard working, dedicated and innovative street cleaning team but if people didn't commit environmental crimes we wouldn't have to clean up after them and the borough would be a nicer and cleaner place in which to live.

"If you drop litter, dump rubbish in the streets, let the front of your home deteriorate into an appalling state or allow your dog to foul in Enfield you make the place look untidy, cost us money in cleaning up after you but also run the risk of us issuing you with a fixed penalty notice or prosecuting you."

Enfield Council cleans 363 miles of street and empties the 1,500 litter bins across the borough each week. The council wants to encourage residents to help it to make the borough even cleaner than it is already by joining community organisations which are committed to making Enfield a cleaner and greener borough and taking more pride in their neighbourhoods.

It’s easy to report incidents of fly tipping, dog fouling, littering and untidy front gardens by visiting the cleaner streets page on this site.

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