Education and enforcement on waste disposal in Grantham neighbourhoods

Education and enforcement has taken place in a Grantham neighbourhood to remind residents and businesses of their responsibilities to dispose of their rubbish correctly.

Education and enforcement sessions have taken place on Grantley Street in Grantham

Officers from SKDC's Neighbourhoods Team have worked with householders and local businesses in and around Grantley Street and Wharf Road in recent weeks.

Over 300 households were visited in order to engage with families and individuals and identify where residents could help improve the neighbourhood. 

Officers checked that multi lingual advisory letters previously delivered to households were sufficient to inform residents and businesses on the rules on how to correctly dispose of their  waste.

Evidence was taken from waste found dumped in a number of locations which  will be investigated. This could result in a fine of £200 for those who deposited the waste.

Nearly 40 hours of high visibility patrols in conjunction with Lincolnshire Police and local PCSOs also saw reports of dog fouling, defective street lighting, accumulations of weeds and drug use in the area recorded and passed on to the relevant agencies.

SKDC's Business Manager for Neighbourhoods Mark Jones said: "We were pleased with how many residents wished to work with us and learn more on how they and their neighbours can takes steps to improve the street scene in this part of Grantham.

"We're aware fly-tipping and littering have been issues in this location and the positive reaction of so many local people and business owners means we are moving in the right direction to a cleaner neighbourhood.

"However we need local people to continue to be our eyes and ears and to report fly-tipping or waste problems here or anywhere in South Kesteven on the website "

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