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Campaigning for a cleaner Southall

Campaigning for a cleaner Southall

Ealing Council is calling on residents to support a new campaign, launched this week, aimed at preventing fly-tipping and littering on the streets of Southall.

The campaign focuses on preventing the dumping of rubbish in Southall Broadway and Southall Green. It is counting on local people living and working in the area to help ensure it remains a vibrant, clean and pleasant place to live for all, and to help the council catch those who carelessly fly-tip close to where they live.

Every time someone leaves waste on the street, dumped in an alleyway, at the end of the road, outside someone else’s house or even outside their own home, it counts as fly tipping and is a crime.

Over the coming months the council will be working with residents, businesses and the wider community to tackle the problem by making it easier to report any witnessed incidents of people fly-tipping and littering in Southall.

Pictures of offenders caught on camera fly-tipping in Southall Broadway area will be displayed in the local area and online to help local people recognise alleged offenders and ensure they are fined.

Part of the campaign will also include increased enforcement operating in Southall Green and Southall Broadway. Since last year more than 5,400 fixed penalty notices have been issued ranging from £80 – the maximum penalty fine of £400 to support our determination to prosecute anyone behaving illegally.

What local people can do to support the campaign:

  • Help us catch the offenders – If you have witnessed someone fly-tipping please report them to the council. Include as much detail as possible including date, time, location, details of the involved and any information about the origins of the rubbish including specific property or company details.
  • Know the facts on fly-tipping – even leaving a bag of rubbish next to a bin counts as fly-tipping. It is unsightly, costs the council to clear up and will lead to a fine if you are caught. Make sure you are not one of the irresponsible minority dumping rubbish in on the streets of Southall.
  • Help us to help you – there is a range of support for residents and businesses to help them manage rubbish responsibly. This includes our bulky waste service which collects old appliances and furniture straight from your home, and our commercial rubbish and recycling collections, available to local businesses. Make sure you take advantage of the help at hand and ensure your rubbish does not end up as fly-tipping on local streets.

Councillor Mik Sabiers, cabinet member for environment and highways said: “Fly-tipping is a serious problem on the streets of Southall and is the most costly part of the borough in terms of clear-ups by our enforcement teams.

“This is why we are launching our Cleaner Southall campaign which is tackling the problem at every level and we are investing in more CCTV cameras to catch out the few lawbreakers that dump rubbish on Southall’s streets. We are making it much easier to report fly-tippers so I encourage anyone who witnesses such behaviour to report it to the council immediately so we can take strong action.

“We don’t tolerate fly-tipping and neither do the vast majority of residents in Southall who play by the rules. That is why we are calling on those who live and work in the area to get involved and help ensure we keep rubbish off the streets of Southall.”