We all want to live in a clean environment and our recent Sutton Council Residents' Survey found that 18% of you cited ‘clean streets’ as the most important issue in making somewhere a good place to live. Last year our street cleansing teams swept 801KMs of roads each fortnight, with busier streets cleaned weekly, emptying 565 litter bins, picked up 1,267 tonnes of litter, dealt with 1,390 separate fly tipping incidents and dealt with 323 dog fouling incidents. The total cost of providing all these services was £3,138,100.
In order to help us keep Sutton clean the council has contracted a team of Environmental Enforcement Officers who will be active in our streets from 4 July 2016.
Initially they will advise people they see littering, dog fouling, fly-tipping or committing other environmental offences that they could be issued with a fixed penalty notice (FPN) but from week beginning 11 July will be issuing FPN’s.
The officers will be in uniform and will work in pairs. They will focus on Sutton town centre, but will also be roaming to other district centres or litter hot spots.
For more information on this initiative visit our Clean Streets Sutton environmental enforcement page.