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Environmental Surgeries Coming up in Swale

Written by on 4 March 2019

People with concerns about littering, fly tipping, graffiti or any other environmental issues in their neighbourhoods are being invited to come to surgeries being held by Swale Borough Council and Kent County Council.

Environmental Wardens will be available on:

8th March, The Hub in Eastchurch from 10:00 till 12.00

11th March, Sheerness Gateway from 11:00 till 13:00

22nd March, 12 Market Place Faversham from 10:00 till 13:00

Cllr David Simmons, cabinet member for the environment said:

“Swale residents have a right to live in pleasant and clean environments, and these surgeries are a great way for people to tell us about the issues that affect them. I encourage anyone concerned about anti-social behaviour to come along and talk to our wardens. If you are concerned about issues in your communities, please don’t hesitate to come and talk to us. We need your feedback to keep delivering a great service to people in our area.”

About Our Wardens

Our Environment Wardens team is here to help keep Swale clean, green and safe. They can be seen around the borough cleaning graffiti, removing abandoned vehicles, clearing up fly tipping, fixing play equipment or talking to residents about the issues that concern them in their area and reminding them of their responsibilities. They are visible in their new blue and orange uniform.

Some of the tasks that they can deal with include:

•             Untaxed and abandoned vehicles in public areas

•             Undertaking routine road checks with the police

•             Identifying, investigating and arranging the removal of graffiti

•             Identifying and taking action against persons involved in fly posting

•             Tackling fly tippers

•             Issuing fixed penalty notices against people who drop litter, or allow their dog to foul in public without cleaning it up

•             Enforcing local by-laws

•             Tackling anti-social behaviour, and confiscating alcohol and tobacco off underage drinkers and smokers

•             Offering advice to householders, and businesses regarding when and where to leave their waste for collection

•             Maintaining and inspecting play park areas, including the installation of new equipment

•             Inspecting green spaces

•             Safety Inspections of Memorials

•             Parking on Grass Verges