New figures show Hounslow getting cleaner

19 Feb

Hounslow Council is beginning to win its battle to make the borough cleaner, according to new figures released today.

A Keep Britain Tidy survey reveals levels of litter and detritus have fallen by two and 8.6 percentage points respectively since the last survey in September 2013. 

Cllr Colin Ellar, deputy leader and cabinet member for environment, said: “This is good news and, although we still have some way to go, it shows that we are making Hounslow a cleaner borough.” 

Hounslow Highways Service Director Rob Gillespie said: “Our increased cleansing regime is beginning to have an effect on the borough’s streets. The cleanliness has improved and we will continue to work to make Hounslow a cleaner, greener borough.”  

The news also comes after the launch of a new Council and Hounslow Highways campaign – Love Your Streets – Hate Litter – which was launched on Valentine’s Day.

The campaign is aimed at encouraging people to use litter bins and also reinforces the Council’s new zero tolerance approach to ‘grime crime’.

Since the new crackdown on litter louts was launched, a total of 26 people have been issued with an £80 fine over the past four months.

Cllr Ellar, said: “If you love our streets and hate litter you won’t have to worry about being fined.  But if you can’t act responsibly you will pay the penalty of £80.”

The Council has also installed three new CCTV cameras in fly tipping hot spots running alongside an improved street cleaning regime by Hounslow Highways.

To report littering, fly tipping or any other environmental crime, you can contact Hounslow Highways by visiting our Contact Us page.

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