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Street superheroes arrive in Enfield

Published Thursday, 16 January 2014

Superheroes are arriving in Enfield to tackle littering, fly-tipping and other environmental crimes

Cleaner streets

Six masked and caped crusaders are the new faces of Enfield Council’s Cleaner Streets campaign and will be adorning refuse trucks, posters and other council vehicles across the borough to encourage residents to take care of their streets and dispose of their waste properly, instead of leaving it for someone else to pick up.

The campaign focuses on dog mess, littering, flytipping, chewing gum and cigarette butts which are the main culprits when it comes to marring the borough’s streets. Enfield recently became the first place in England where spitting became a criminal offence.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “Enfield Council wants residents to be the borough’s very own superheroes and clean up after themselves by making sure they dispose of their waste properly rather than scatter it around our streets for other people to pick up.

“Residents consistently tell us that having clean streets is their top priority and we work incredibly hard to keep our streets clean, and spend £4.8 million a year doing so.

"This campaign is all about making everyone to be proud to walk down our streets so I’m urging residents to dispose of their waste properly so we can achieve our aim of living in the cleanest borough in London.

“The other advantage of residents binning things properly is it  means we don’t have to spend as much money cleaning up after people and can invest that money in different services.”

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. Report it now.

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