A BOROUGH-WIDE initiative targeting fly-tipping, antisocial behaviour and other crime has been launched today.
The aim of Community Impact Days 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.
The multi-agency initiative is supported by the council and Safer Bromley partners including the Met, London Fire Brigade, Affinity Sutton housing association and local churches, with funding from the London mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.
Councillor Kate Lymer, 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.”
The initiative, which runs for two years, will see council “envirocrime” officers working directly with the police and the Department of Work and Pensions to carry out random vehicle checks and seize vehicles used by unlicensed waste carriers.
Graffiti will be removed from local hotspots along while fly-tipping, rubbish, abandoned and untaxed vehicles and antisocial behaviour issues will all be tackled. Local churches are supporting the project and will distribute leaflets to residents to help raise awareness and give advice.
Bromley council offers rewards of up to £500 for any evidence used to prosecute those who commit envirocrimes such as fly-tipping, littering, dog fouling, graffiti and flyposting.