Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Enforcement, fly-tipping, beds in sheds, booze ban & Handyperson scheme

New Enforcement Team
A brand new uniformed enforcement team will soon begin to be put in place. The new team will be charged with improving civic pride and clamping down on those who don’t treat the Borough with respect.
The Redbridge Enforcement Team will be made up of 19 officers, with a further 26 to support them. They’ll be tackling the issues we know most matter to you like anti-social behaviour, licensing, and envirocrime.
Find out more about the Redbridge Enforcement Team

Fly-tipping near bins
Residents are being reminded not to dump their rubbish or recycling outside bring banks and communal bins if they are full. Yes, if you leave your recycling next to the bin it is fly-tipping and if caught you will get fined.
As part of its crackdown on fly tipping the Council has recently issued 20 £80 fixed penalty notices to those dumping rubbish near communal bins or bring banks.
Read more about fly-tipping near bins

Beds in Sheds
The Council has taken action to shut down 93 outbuildings which have been used as unlawful residential accommodation as part of a tough clampdown on ‘beds in sheds’.
These developments can be dangerous, poor quality places to live and a nuisance to people living in neighbouring properties.
How we are tackling beds in sheds

Street Drinking
The Council is looking to take tough action against those who drink in the street in certain hotspots in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour.
A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) could soon be in place to address persistent street drinking and associated problems in the west of the Borough.
A scheme that sees off-licensees volunteer not to sell cheap super strength beers and ciders has been hailed a success.
All shopkeepers who took part in the pilot in Cranbrook Road, Ilford, now have permanent conditions on their licences not to sell beers, ciders and lagers over 6.5%.
Find out more on the booze ban scheme

New Handyperson scheme
A new Handyperson [sic!] scheme has been launched to provide small home repairs to vulnerable residents.
Working in partnership with the Council and local organisations including Age UK and London Fire Brigade, the scheme run by Home Energy Efficiency Training Ltd (HEET) will undertake various types of jobs to keep residents safe and make their homes easier to keep warm.
Read more about the Handyperson scheme

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