Published: Thursday, 27th December 2018
Joint working between the Council and Peabody has strengthened our efforts to clean up the borough.
Two Fixed Penalty notices have been issued since we enlisted the services of enforcement officers from Peabody on our behalf in the autumn to deal with environmental crimes in Thamesmead, such as littering, flytipping and untidy gardens. The move means matters are dealt with more efficiently and reduces the administrative demands on our Enviro Crime officers, allowing them to spend more time engaging with the community.
Peabody issued a community protection notice against the owner of this fence in Thamesmead
The fence has now been fixed following enforcement action
Peabody's first fixed penalty notice (FPN) for flytipping has been upheld on appeal and the fine has now been paid. Peabody has also served a community protection notice on the occupier of a property in Thamesmead. This requires them to remove waste from their rear garden and to fence, and secure the garden to ensure the land is returned to, and kept to a standard such as not to be detrimental to those in the locality.
Action will be brought against flytippers
Cllr Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Integrated Enforcement said: "This approach makes a big a difference for communities and local businesses by addressing environmental crime and improving the borough for residents and visitors. It also supports a vibrant business environment.
"The delegated powers given to Peabody are proving to be a great success. We will continue to support Peabody and schedule routine walkabouts as part of Operation Stop It."