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New partnership to tackle environmental crime across the Borough

Published on Monday, 17th December 2018

In order to help improve and enforce street cleanliness and environmental awareness in Nuneaton and Bedworth, the Council have appointed two Environmental Enforcement Officers.

Provided by 3GS (part of the Red Snapper Group) the officers have been enlisted to police incidents of environmental crime and work with residents to educate and advise on relevant matters.

3GS have a track record of working with Councils and are an environmental enforcement company who provide support to the public and private sectors across the UK.

The patrol will begin on Friday 21 December, with two officers who will be easily recognisable in smart and clearly recognisable uniforms. From this date and up to Monday the 14 January the team will be providing advice, guidance and warnings only.

Martin Jerrold, Managing Director of 3GS said:

 “3GS is delighted to have been awarded the Environmental Crime Enforcement contract for Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council. Part of our mission is to educate and inform businesses and members of the public that littering is a criminal offence and will not be accepted.” 

“From late December through to mid-January our team will be on the street issuing warnings and providing guidance to sign post the arrival of the new service. We are grateful for the trust Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has placed in us and will work hard to demonstrate we are worthy of it.”

The officers will be patrolling in and around Nuneaton and Bedworth, identifying instances of littering, dog-fouling, and commercial waste. After January 14 they will be issuing Fixed Penalty Notices face-to-face using hand-held terminals or manual systems when necessary.              

Liaising with members of the public, the officers will provide advice on relevant environmental matters and will also answer any questions.

Cllr Jill Sheppard, Portfolio holder for Central Services and Refuse said.

“We recognise that it is an important part of our responsibility to take action to clean up the streets of our towns and this scheme is a positive step which will hopefully achieve some good results as well as educating people across the Borough in good environmental practices.”

“The fact that that 3GS are not target-led means that they can cover their own costs, which fits our approach as a Council.”

For all details regarding the scope of works that 3GS will undertake please visit www.3gs.co.uk

If you would like to report an environmental crime visit https://www.3gs.co.uk/contact-us