Two tonnes of rubbish cleared in action day

MORE than two tonnes of rubbish have been cleared from the streets of Stevenage to improve the environment. During the town s latest Environment Action Day in the Bedwell area, penalty notices were also issued for a variety of offences, including failure

MORE than two tonnes of rubbish have been cleared from the streets of Stevenage to improve the environment.

During the town's latest Environment Action Day in the Bedwell area, penalty notices were also issued for a variety of offences, including failure to display a road tax licence, cycling on the pavement and driving without insurance and 53 premises were identified as being a potential fire risk and 13 householders were given fire safety advice.

Officers from a wide range of agencies took part in the operation including Stevenage Borough Council, Hertfordshire Police, the DVLA and Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service to improve the environment.

Nick Parry, SBC's strategic director, said: "Environment Action Days help to both clean up the local area and to raise public awareness on a whole range of safety issues.

"This is an excellent example of how a variety of public agencies can work together in partnership to improve the environment for local people.

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