New measures to tackle fly-tipping in Stevenage
Four new mobile CCTV cameras have been installed in Stevenage to help tackle fly-tipping, thanks to funding awarded to Stevenage Borough Council.
The council was awarded £28,144 to fund new measures to deter fly-tipping in the town at known local hotspots. The four new mobile CCTV cameras will be dedicated to catching perpetrators. The funding also paid for signage, which will warn potential offenders of the fines related to fly-tipping and be installed at locations around the town.
The council has also created a working group focusing on tackling fly-tipping, and officers will be discussing the project at events throughout the year, including talking to residents about how to report any fly-tips.
SBC is one of only 11 councils in the country to receive funding from the Fly Tipping Intervention Grant, which supported projects trialling approaches and interventions to prevent or address the issue of fly-tipping.
Delivered by WRAP on behalf of Defra, the grant provided capital funding for projects at known fly-tipping hot-spots that showed the potential for improving infrastructure, raising awareness, and supporting enforcement activity.
Councillor Simon Speller, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Climate Change, said: “Fly-tipping blights our town, and these new measures should go a long way in helping to tackle the issue by deterring potential perpetrators, raising awareness, and giving the council additional resources to take action when necessary.”
For more information on the grant scheme, visit the WRAP website.
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