Targeting fly-tipping and other crime

Published Thursday, 20 April 2017

A multi-agency borough-wide initiative targeting fly-tipping, antisocial behaviour and other crime launches today.

The long term aim of Community Impact Days is to reduce or stop crime and the negative impact it has on the community in areas such as Cray Valley East, Mottingham and Penge. The multi-agency initiative is supported by the Council and Safer Bromley Partners including Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade, Affinity Sutton housing association and local Churches, with funding from the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

“We are determined to make a difference to the neighbourhoods we’re actively targeting and thanks to our partner agencies, working in a holistic way will help us do just that. Residents play a vital role too, and working together is so important to the success of this project. For example, if you’ve got rubbish to get rid of, be very wary who you give it to. Don’t let it be illegally dumped. Always check www.bromley.gov.uk/wastecarriers and if the person or company isn’t a registered waste carrier, don’t use them” said Councillor Kate Lymer, Executive Member for Public Protection and Safety.

The initiative which runs for two years will see council envirocrime officers, working directly with the police and Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), undertake random vehicle checks, seizing vehicles of unlicensed waste carriers. Graffiti will be removed from local hotspots along with fly-tipping, rubbish, abandoned and untaxed vehicles, and antisocial behaviour issues tackled. Local churches are supporting the project and will distribute leaflets to residents to help raise awareness of the issues and give advice.

To ensure long term effectiveness, regular reviews will be undertaken throughout the duration of the project and adaptations made accordingly.

Anyone witnessing an envirocrime taking place is advised to call the police straightaway and report the details to the council at www.bromley.gov.uk/envirocrime As an incentive and in recognition of their support, if their evidence is used to successfully prosecute offenders, they could receive up to £500 from the Envirocrime Reward Scheme.

For information on fly-tipping, antisocial behaviour, envirocrime and more, search www.bromley.gov.uk

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