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Re-enforcing a cleaner borough
In the continued zero tolerance approach on littering, Havant Borough Council can now confirm a new contract has been agreed to ensure the area's streets are clean. Litter and dog fouling enforcement functions within the borough will now be enforced by EH Commercial Services.
The new contract will see the introduction of a team of four full-time environmental enforcement officers equipped with body worn cameras, who will patrol the borough's streets and public spaces, with offenders receiving £80 Fixed Penalty Notices.
Cabinet members agreed the new contract would be awarded to East Hampshire District Council's limited company under delegated powers for an initial 12-month period. The continued enforcement programme will operate from local bases within the borough.
"This is a great opportunity for both local authorities to work together under delegated powers to deliver the environmental enforcement in the borough," says Natalie Meagher, head of neighbourhood support.
"Littering is an antisocial activity which negatively impacts both residents and visitors in the borough.
"The continuation of this scheme aims to reduce the amount of litter and dog mess on the streets in response to residents' recent feedback. We have trialled this scheme since May 2014 (for 18 months) and can see a marked improvement in the cleanliness and appeal of public areas."
27th April 2017