Crime tackling initiative means police and council officers can carry out random vehicle checks and seizures

PUBLISHED: 09:35 21 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:35 21 April 2017



Francesco Scatena

The Community Impact Days initiative plans to target fly-tipping, antisocial behaviour, and graffiti

Random vehicle checks, and seizing vehicles of unlicensed waste carriers, are just some of the ways the police and council plan to tackle fly-tipping as part of an initiative which began yesterday.

As a whole the Community Impact Days initiative plans to target fly-tipping, antisocial behaviour, and graffiti.

Bromley Borough Council have stated the long term aim is to reduce or stop crime and the negative impact it has on the community in areas such as Cray Valley East, Mottingham, and Penge.

It will run for two years and see council envirocrime officers working with police and the department of work and pensions to undertake random vehicle checks, and seizing vehicles of unlicensed waste carriers.

Graffiti will be removed along with fly-tipping, rubbish, abandoned and untaxed vehicles, and antisocial behaviour issues tackled.

Local churches are supporting the project by distributing leaflets to residents to help raise awareness of the issues and give advice.

All organisations involved include the Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade, and Affinity Sutton housing association, Funding has also been provided by the Mayor’s office for policing and crime.

Kate Lymer, Bromley councillor and executive member for public protection and safety, said: “We are determined to make a difference to the neighbourhoods we’re actively targeting and thanks to our partner agencies, working in a holistic way will help us do just that.

“Residents play a vital role too, and working together is so important to the success of this project. For example, if you’ve got rubbish to get rid of, be very wary who you give it to. Don’t let it be illegally dumped. Always check and see if the peron/company is registered and if they’re not, don’t use them.”

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