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Action Team takes on improving the environment
Scotland's fourth largest local authority, North Lanarkshire Council, has set up a new Environmental Action Team to tackle issues of litter, graffiti, fly tipping and overgrown shrubbery to help keep communities cleaner.
The Council, which is located in Central Scotland - mid-way between Edinburgh and Glasgow, is encouraging residents to report any incidences of these problems, either online or over the 'phone.
"Keeping our streets clean and safe is high priority for our residents and the council," says Councillor Michael McPake, convener of the environmental services committee.
"Most people don't drop litter and dump rubbish but because of those who do, the council has to spend considerable time and money cleaning up. We regularly patrol the whole area and clean up where necessary, but residents can help by telling us where they see any environmental issues."
The Action Team will deal with incidents of: litter; pruning overgrown vegetation; graffiti; fly tipping; cleaning road signs obscured by dirt or shrubs; uplifting dead animals from the roads and removing syringes and broken glass.
Calls to Northline will be reported directly to the Environmental Action Team with staff working in local communities using hand-held devices to react to issues quickly and efficiently.
16th March 2017