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Council clear tonnes of rubbish from Penge estate during clean-up

PUBLISHED: 10:41 15 November 2013 | UPDATED: 10:41 15 November 2013

It was all hands on deck as 1.9 tonnes of rubbish were cleared from Penge streets.

It was all hands on deck as 1.9 tonnes of rubbish were cleared from Penge streets.

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Almost two tonnes of rubbish was cleared from a Penge estate on Monday, as Bromley Council tidied up the streets.

Alcindo Ferrara Marques tackles the graffiti on the Groves Estate.Alcindo Ferrara Marques tackles the graffiti on the Groves Estate.

Along with key members of the Safer Bromley Partnership, council workers also cleared 44 square metres of graffiti from the Groves Estate - with three untaxed vehicles also dealt with.

This was the start of a new initiative to tackle crime, fly-tipping and criminal damage. Plans for more multi-agency exercises are identified in ‘hotspots’ across the borough following a successful bid for funds to the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.

Cllr Tim Stevens, executive for public protection and safety, said: “We want residents to play their part in helping to keep Bromley a pleasant place for everyone to enjoy.

“We hope that by stepping up enforcement action in identified crime and Anti-social behaviour hotspots in the borough, we will kick-start the process, so that residents will be inspired to look out for their neighbourhoods, keep them clean and tidy and report any issues as they occur.”

Police also conducted arrest enquiries, weapons sweeps in public areas and visited problem tenants alongside housing association, Affinity Sutton.

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