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Taking action against envirocrimes in Tewkesbury borough

Published: 17 November 2015

Fly tipping, littering, dog fouling and noise nuisances are just some of the envirocrimes being addressed with a 'day of action' in Churchdown next week.

On Monday 23 November, officers from Tewkesbury Borough Council, Churchdown Parish Council and Innsworth Parish council will be out on patrol in Churchdown and Innsworth, looking for envirocrime 'hot spots' and talking to residents about concerns.

Officers will also be on hand at GL3 Community Hub, Cheltenham Road East, Churchdown, from 9am to 4pm to talk to concerned residents about reporting envirocrimes and taking action against anti-social behaviour.

Jim Mason, Lead Member for Clean and Green Environment, said: "We all deserve to live in a safe, clean environment without the worry of being disturbed by anti-social behaviour and envirocrimes that can potentially cause injury or illness. We must not accept anti-social behaviour, so I am pleased that this day of action is taking pace to help local people find out what they can do to help report issues."

Anyone from the Churchdown area with particular areas of concern can call the council on 01684 272284 and an officer will pay that area a visit on Monday 23 November.

Examples of envirocrimes and anti-social behaviour:

  • Fly tipping
  • General littering
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Inconsiderate behaviour
  • Dog fouling
  • Bonfires
  • Graffiti
  • Noise from:
    • households
    • commercial properties
    • industrial facilities
    • inconsiderate people in the street