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Deeside Environmental Task Group

Published: 17/05/2016

Following concerns regarding the level of littering and fly tipping in the alleyways and streets between the High Street and railway line along the Deeside corridor, the Council has formed a Task Force Group to address the issues. The Group was led by Council officers and supported by local Council members and arranged the following actions to be taken in the area: · The local area has been regularly cleansed and the volume of waste recorded and checked to identify the perpetrator(s); · Warning signs have been erected in the area, advising residents of the correct waste collection points; · The provision of enhanced enforcement arrangements in the area; · The Council’s waste service employees have also visited every property in the area to ensure that they are aware of their own waste collection arrangements and that they have sufficient waste containers for their waste. Previously, up to 10 tonnes of fly-tipping material has been removed from the streets in the area each month and since the new approach was introduced this quantity has reduced and the area is now showing clear signs of improvement. Additional Enforcement Officers will now patrol the area and action will be taken if anyone is found littering or fly tipping the area. Flintshire County Council Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor Bernie Attridge, said: “The Task Group and the Council operatives have worked extremely hard to improve the area and I now hope that the residents will participate fully with the waste collection service by ensuring their waste is presented on the correct day and at the correct location for collection. I will be asking for the outcome of the project to be evaluated and if it is as successful as first indications would suggest, we will make arrangements for the process to rolled out in other areas of the County, where similar problems exist.