SEVEN fixed penalty notice fines will be issued following a day of action to tackle flytipping and litter in hotspot areas of Ashton.
Tameside Council officers were joined by ward members in the Waterloo ward for the clean-up on September 27, which covered Minto Street, Latchford Street, Bradbury Street, Elgin Street, Cranbrook Street and Oldham Road.
The day of action is part of the council’s Our Streets campaign to work with the community to make local neighbourhoods cleaner, greener and safer.
It included the clearance of abandoned and contaminated bins and the searching for evidence of the offenders responsible for dumped waste.
Seven fixed penalty notices will be issued following investigations and, where fines are not paid, the council will seek to prosecute the offenders in court.
Officers will also be contacting residents in affected areas to remind them of their responsibilities to keep alleyways free from waste and offer them the opportunity to work with the council to tackle the issue by taking part in community clean-ups.
Tameside Council Executive Member Cllr Denise Ward, who is responsible for environmental services and took part in the clean-up, said: “This is a yet another great result from an Our Streets day of action.
“There is no excuse for flytipping and littering – it is totally unacceptable and disrespectful to the local community and environment.
“We have teams out every day investigating and clearing dumped waste and we’ll always take action against offenders where we have the evidence to do so.
“The council has issued 103 Fixed Penalty Notices so far this year in relation to flytipping, littering and waste offences and there have been three successful prosecutions.
“It is the responsibility of residents who have access to the alleyway/passageway to maintain them and keep them clear of refuse.
“However we recognise that not all the residents are responsible for the flytipping and many of them take pride in their local area and we will be giving them the opportunity to work with us on further community clean-up days.”
- To report flytipping in Tameside visit the website www.tameside.gov.uk/flytipping.
Find more information on the Our Streets campaign online: www.tameside.gov.uk/ourstreets