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Kingdom helps shopping centre client celebrate 40th anniversary

Harpur Centre 40Kingdom was very pleased recently to play a key role in helping one of their clients to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

Kingdom has been providing cleaning services to The Harpur Centre, Bedford’s premier shopping centre, for the past five years, and in addition was awarded the contract to provide security to the shopping centre in 2015.

The Harpur Centre is a popular shopping mall housed within a Grade 2 listed building, conveniently located in the heart of Bedford’s city centre. It is home to over 30 well-known shops across two floors and is open seven days a week.

There was lots of fun and activities within the shopping centre and the three day event proved to be a huge success, with all the cleaning and security team going above and beyond the call of duty. Commenting on the work of his team, Kingdom’s site manager at the Harpur Centre, Michael (Mick) Reynolds, said:

“Over the last few days both my Security and Cleaning teams have excelled themselves in the time and effort they have put in to ensure that the Harpur Centre’s 40th birthday was celebrated in a happy, clean and secure way by all the members of the public, both young and not so young, over a three day period.

“They not only carried out their duties but also gave up their days off to assist in the setting up, supervising of contractors and clearing away of equipment to ensure enjoyment by all who attended the centre, showing great professionalism by carrying out any task asked of them.”

Kingdom’s client, the Deputy Centre Manager, added: “We are very impressed with how both the Security and Cleaning teams, under the lead of your Site Manager, Mick, went above and beyond over the three day period and were ambassadors of the highest calibre for not only the Harpur Centre, but also Kingdom as well.

“We had an extra obstacle thrown at us on Saturday, when there was a planned animal rights protest taking place in Bedford. This did not affect the Centre, but all personnel stepped up to ensure that there were no issues affecting the celebrations. A big well done and thanks needs to be passed onto the teams.”

Members of the team at the Harpur Centre have been nominated to receive commendations from Kingdom in recognition of their excellent work.

Kingdom provides a continual manned security presence in the shopping mall and car park as well as constant CCTV coverage across the entire site. They also provide cleaning services to the shopping centre seven days a week, which includes keeping the car park, service corridors and shopping mall clean. Kingdom also provides periodic cleaning services to the centre.

For more information about Kingdom and their services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom Strategic Sales Director representing GB in Triathlon

Eddie in Kingdom kitWe’re very excited to announce that Kingdom’s Strategic Sales Director, Eddie Hirst, is representing Great Britain as an Age Group athlete at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Multisport World Championships 2017, in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, which is taking place between the 18th and 27th August.

The World Championships attract over 3,600 athletes from all over the globe. Eddie is competing in the Sprint Distance Duathlon event on Saturday 19th August, which consists of a 5km run, 20km bike ride, and then a further 2.5km run.

Eddie is being supported by Kingdom and has the Kingdom logo displayed on his kit (see the photo on the right). He joined Kingdom earlier this year as Strategic Sales Director and has over 17 years experience of working within the security, facilities management and outsourcing industries. He is married with two young daughters, has an MSc (Distinction) degree in Security Risk Management, and is an Ambassador for Bike for Boobs, an organisation that helps people going through cancer.

You can find out more about Eddie by watching his video below.

Eddie qualified for the World Championships at the Oulton Park race track in early March. The conditions that day were particularly challenging, as Eddie recalls:

The temperature was around three degrees centigrade with heavy rain, not the best weather for wearing a tri suit! Due to the harsh conditions many people abandoned the race and some got hypothermia. I managed to hold on, grit my teeth and get through the race to qualify to represent Great Britain.”

In stark contrast to that day in March, the weather is currently sunny in British Columbia and a balmy 30 degrees centigrade. Eddie recently lacerated his foot in a training accident which threatened his participation at the event, but fortunately his foot has healed in time and he is hoping for a strong competitive race.

Good luck Eddie from everyone at Kingdom!

For more information about Kingdom and their services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom pleased to support local Youth Club refurbishment

cropped-cropped-cropped-newtonBGCKingdom is very proud to have made a charitable donation in order to support Newton Boys and Girls Club. Located near to Kingdom’s National Support Centre in Newton-le-Willows, the Newton Boys and Girls Club is a youth club open to all children and young people between the ages of 8-18 in the area.

Newton Boys and Girls Club is a registered charity founded in 1962. It offers a range of fun activities, along with support and education in a safe environment with an aim to help its members become caring and responsible citizens.

The premises have been need of refurbishment for some time now but thanks to a major grant £250,000 from The Hamilton Davies Trust, as well as support from Kingdom and other local companies, the building will soon undergo a series of exciting changes to transform it into a modern state of the art youth club.

This will include new kitchens and toilets, heating improvements, a radio station and studio, snack bar area, games room with pool and table tennis, electronic games room with consoles, a cinema room, craft area and a sports hall for physical activities to take place. The building is current being gutted from the inside. The Youth Club hopes to re-open later this year to continue its fantastic work with the young people of Newton-Le-Willows.

The club is offering a sponsorship package for any company who wishes to make a significant donation, with the club naming a room or area after the sponsor, displaying their logo in the vast sports/function hall, printing the logo on any promotional materials and sharing a link to the sponsor’s website on their website.

More information can be found about Newton Boys & Girls Club upon visiting their website: http://www.newtonboysandgirlsclub.org.

Kingdom believes that it is crucial to their core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. They want to achieve financial success, but also want to create value for their stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, colleagues to business partners, and society as a whole.

Corporate responsibility informs everything they do, and is deeply embedded in their core company values. These values influence their approach to work and guide the way they treat their colleagues, their customers and grow their business.

For more information about Kingdom and all their services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom wins Liverpool contract after successful pilot

ots-liverpool-city-council-logo-640-southport-ots-onthespot-ots-otsnews.co_.uk_0Kingdom is very pleased to announce that, following a very successful six month pilot, they have won the contract to continue to provide environmental protection services on a permanent basis on behalf of Liverpool City Council

Kingdom’s six month trial period started on Monday 27th February 2017, when we started providing 16 Environmental Protection officers as well as a supporting administration team.

Over the last five months, Kingdom’s has been tackling littering and dog fouling on behalf of the council, issuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs – on the spot fines) to anyone caught dropping litter (which includes chewing gum and cigarette ends) or failing to clean up after their dog, both within the City Centre itself and on a patrol matrix covering the outer districts. In order to do this, Kingdom has provided four vehicles and has been covering diverse times and locations in an intelligence led manner.

In the first two months working in Liverpool, Kingdom’s officers handed out just short of £500,000 of FPNs – 6,227 £80 fines which totalled £498,160. The money that Liverpool City Council receives from these fines is being reinvested in wider environmental services within the authority. Headlines were initially made when Kingdom’s officers handed out 315 FPN fines on their first day – more than were handed out in total in the previous year.

Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for the environment, Cllr Steve Munby, said back in May that: “Our clear message to people is that dropping litter is not about keeping a street cleanser in a job - it is anti-social behaviour and blights communities. We said we’d be taking a zero tolerance approach and the figures so far show that Kingdom are doing just that.”

Kingdom is particularly pleased to be working with Liverpool City Council, as Liverpool City Centre is less than 20 miles away from Kingdom’s National Support Centre in Newton-le-Willows. It is therefore a huge honour for Kingdom to be providing environmental protection services to this key city that is right on our doorstep.

The City of Liverpool metropolitan borough has a population of over 470,000, and together with its surrounding areas forms the fifth largest metropolitan area in the UK. It is therefore vital that Liverpool is kept clean, not only for the hundreds of thousands of people who live and work there, but also for the 75 million tourists who visit the city each year. Tourism is a significant part of the city’s economy. People from all around the country and around the world visit Liverpool, and it is therefore important that the city looks the very best that it can to make visitors feel welcome, comfortable and safe. Kingdom is delighted to be continuing to play a key role in making sure that is the case.

Kingdom aims to make our communities cleaner, safer and greener. Their Environmental Protection Division is led by experts with an ex-police and military background and delivers over 270,000 Environmental Protection hours per year on behalf of local authorities up and down the country. They issue FPNs to individuals seen breaking the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in streets, parks and open spaces in order to reduce anti-social behaviour.

The annual cost of cleaning the UK’s streets has previously been estimated at over £1billion, with 14 million incidents of anti-social behaviour reported every year. This equals 26 incidents every minute. Kingdom’s high profile, specialist enforcement teams successfully reduces this anti-social behaviour.

To find out more about Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/environmental-protection/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom supports teens fundraising to tackle Alzheimer’s

Alzheimers 2Kingdom has been very pleased to sponsor the daughter of one of their colleagues who has been raising money for charity.

16 year old Sophie Fairhurst is the daughter of Anne Fairhurst, a Management Accountant at Kingdom.

Sophie took part in a 13 mile walk on Monday 17th July wearing fancy dress in order to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Sophie spent a month on the National Citizen Service (NCS) course, and for the third week of this, the teams had to pick a charity, decide how to raise funds for it, organise the event and then complete the task.

Sophie’s team picked the Alzheimer’s Society, as many of the team members knew of someone who has suffered from it. The Alzheimer’s Society aims to transform the landscape of dementia forever, and until the day that a cure is found, they aspire to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported, accepted and able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.

Alzheimers 1If you would like to make a donation and help the team to reach their £595 target, you can still do so by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/anne-fairhurst1

For the rest of the NCS course, the teenagers spent the first week team building in Yorkshire, the second week living in halls at Liverpool University and the fourth week helping out at charity organisations and nursing homes.

Kingdom believes that it is crucial to their core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. They want to achieve financial success, but also want to create value for their stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, colleagues to business partners, and society as a whole.

Corporate responsibility informs everything they do, and is deeply embedded in their core company values. These values influence their approach to work and guide the way they treat their colleagues, their customers and grow their business.

For more information about Kingdom and all their services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom officers praised at university graduation ceremonies

clip_image002Kingdom’s security officers have been praised for the role that they played at the recent graduation ceremonies for students of the University of South Wales.

Over the last two weeks, Kingdom’s security team has been providing security at their client’s graduation ceremonies in addition to the everyday service that they already provide for the university.

Kingdom’s teams provided security for over 15 ceremonies across three different locations in Newport, Cardiff and Pontypridd. Their roles included providing extra security on the car parks and entrance locations, CCTV operations, security patrols and acting as a face to face point of contact for graduates and their families on their special day.

Kingdom brought in extra security personnel from other Kingdom contracts in the south Wales area, and the team was supported by Mark P Wallace (Kingdom’s business manager for the site), Andrew van Vuuren (Kingdom’s Midlands Regional Manager), and Kingdom’s Business Manager Adam Cooper.

We’re pleased to report that all of the graduation ceremonies passed without incident, and that the extra security presence was happily accepted by all those attending.

clip_image004There was a great partnership throughout the two weeks between the university staff and Kingdom’s security team, and we received lots of positive feedback throughout the fortnight from both the client and those attending the ceremonies, including about how smart the team looked in their bespoke uniforms.

Following the ceremonies, the University’s Estates Security Management team emailed to say:

“From the Estates Security Management Team, can you please pass on our thanks to the security teams that worked on the graduation awards.

The awards this year were challenging for security with the increased security measures and new location in Newport. On all days across all campuses the security teams worked hard and represented Kingdom well.

There were initial concerns with the amount of new officers on the contract that had not worked the awards before and that would of struggled on the day. This was not the case and everyone, even the new officers performed very well.

Once again please pass on our thanks to all involved.”

clip_image006Kingdom started providing security services to the University of South Wales in February 2017. Kingdom’s day to day role includes providing security guarding, car park management, operating the control room and student protection.

The University of South Wales (USW) is one of the UK’s ten biggest campus universities by student numbers, with over 30,000 students. It was voted as one of the top 10 universities in the UK by its students – coming eight at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2016.

Kingdom has a dedicated education security team which has extensive experience and an in-depth understanding to meet the special demands of the education sector. They safeguard people, facilities and reputations, providing a safe place to both learn and teach. They protect students, staff, property, equipment and possessions.

To find out more about Kingdom’s Education Sector Security service, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/security-personnel/education-sector/ or call us on 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom battling litter and dog fouling in Hastings

new hbc logo A4 08Hastings is home to a new battle – this time against litter and dog fouling.

Kingdom started work providing environmental protection services on the 3rd July 2017 on behalf of Hastings Borough Council to crack down on litter and dog fouling in the borough. Initially this will be on a six month trial basis.

Kingdom’s officers will patrol across the borough, and where they patrol will be based on intelligence gathered from littering and dog fouling complaints made to the council by members of the public, and information from the council’s wardens.

They will issue £80 fixed penalty notices (FPNs – which are on the spot fines) to anyone caught deliberately dropping litter, and £100 FPNs to anyone caught not cleaning up after their dog. There will not be a reduction in the fine for early payment. They will be wearing council branded uniforms and body-worn cameras.

Speaking about why the council has chosen to embark on this major initiative for the borough, Councillor Colin Fitzgerald, the council’s lead member for the environment, said:

“Like all residents and visitors to the borough, we want Hastings to be tidy and clean. We want it to be a pleasant place to live, work and visit. We are proud of our borough and we know our community is too.

“Local residents have told us about the problem of dog fouling and littering. We responded with a hard hitting publicity campaign and by making it possible to report these issues, quickly and easily online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Then we introduced two Public Space Protection Orders to deal with dog fouling and anti-social behaviour.

“As we highlighted earlier this year an anti-social minority still drop shocking amounts of litter, such as smoking related litter, and cause disgusting problems by not clearing up after their dogs.

Councillor Fitzgerald also added that Kingdom is “working for the council and for residents and visitors. With their help we can keep Hastings clean and tidy,” and asked that “residents and visitors to do their bit to help us keep the town clean by reporting dog fouling, litter, fly tipping and more on My Hastings.”

The full press release from Hastings Borough Council can be viewed here on their website.

Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division is led by experts with an ex-police and military background and delivers over 270,000 Environmental Protection hours each year on behalf of local authorities up and down the UK. They issue fixed penalty notices to offenders who are seen breaking the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in streets, parks and open spaces in order to reduce anti-social behaviour.

To find out more about Kingdom’s Environmental Protection service, please call 0845 051 7702 or visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/environmental-protection/

Kingdom helping Fenland to tackle environmental crime

10Kingdom has recently started tackling environmental crime on behalf of Fenland District Council as part of a new community-driven campaign, and is pleased to see that it is already making a difference.

“Tidy Fenland” was launched by Fenland District Council on 1st June 2017. As part of the campaign signs have been put up in hotspot areas across the district, engagement events have been held at local markets and Kingdom has started carrying out tough new enforcement patrols on behalf of the council.

This includes enforcing the council’s new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for dog control, which includes dog fouling. Anyone caught breaching the PSPO or dropping litter is being issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £75. This is reduced to £65 if the fine is paid within 21 days.

According to the Fenland District Council website, the campaign was launched “in response to public calls for more enforcement against people damaging the local environment with littering, dog fouling and fly-tipping.” Members of the public are helping to inform the council of hotspot areas, and as a result patrol rotas are changing on a daily basis to reflect their concerns.

Within the first month Kingdom issued 184 FPNs for littering, dog fouling and fly tipping in the areas covered, which include Wisbech, March, Chatteris and Whittlesey. The council is also working with local schools to educate people, with dog fouling posters having already been created by pupils from eight local primary schools. Local businesses are also being encouraged by the council to help manage environmental issues near their premises.

Commenting on why Fenland Council has turned to Kingdom for help, Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “As a council we have tried many ways to tackle environmental crime, but the problem has continued. It not only blights our towns and villages, and spoils people’s enjoyment of our district, but the cleansing of Fenland costs taxpayers £1,000 a day.

“Tidy Fenland is a much tougher approach to the issue. The public has asked for more enforcement against those responsible and the campaign is helping us to deliver that.”

Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division is led by experts with an ex-police and military background and delivers over 270,000 Environmental Protection hours each year on behalf of local authorities up and down the UK. They issue fixed penalty notices to offenders who are seen breaking the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in streets, parks and open spaces in order to reduce anti-social behaviour.

To find out more about Kingdom’s Environmental Protection service, please call 0845 051 7702 or visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/environmental-protection/

Kingdom starts new contract with Epping Forest College

-home-click2feed-EL0333967-logoKingdom is very pleased to have started providing security and reception services to Epping Forest College.

Epping Forest College is a sixth form and further education college in Loughton, Essex, that offers a wide range of AS and A2 Levels and vocational qualifications. The college is the largest provider of AS and A2 Level education in the area.

Kingdom started providing services to the college on the 1st June, with our main focus being to protect people, property and assets at the college. Kingdom’s duties also include student liaison and welfare, general reception services, void property protection, dog handlers and drug detection.

Kingdom has a dedicated education team with extensive experience and an in-depth understanding of the special demands of the education sector. They safeguard people, facilities and reputations, providing a safe place to both learn and teach.

To find out more about Kingdom’s Education Sector Security service, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/security-personnel/education-sector/ or call us on 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom tackling litter and dog fouling in Runnymede

RunnymedeKingdom is pleased to have started providing environmental protection services to tackle litter and dog fouling in the Borough of Runnymede on behalf of Runnymede Borough Council. Runnymede is located in Surrey and is part of the London commuter belt.

Kingdom’s officers are carrying out patrols in Runnymede’s streets and parks, issuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs – on the spot fines) to anyone caught dropping litter or not cleaning up after their dog. Littering includes dropping cigarette ends and chewing gum. Kingdom’s officers started patrolling on the 5th June 2017.

Litter bugs are being issued with fines of £75, whereas people who fail to clear up their dog mess face a larger fine of £100. Once issued with the fixed penalty notice people have 14 days to pay, and failure to pay can result in court action.

Kingdom aims to make our communities cleaner, safer and greener. Their Environmental Protection Division is led by experts with an ex-police and military background and delivers over 270,000 Environmental Protection hours per year on behalf of local authorities up and down the country. They issue FPNs to individuals seen breaking the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in streets, parks and open spaces in order to reduce anti-social behaviour.

The annual cost of cleaning the UK’s streets has previously been estimated at over £1billion, with 14 million incidents of anti-social behaviour reported every year. This equals 26 incidents every minute. Kingdom’s high profile, specialist enforcement teams successfully reduces this anti-social behaviour.

To find out more about Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/environmental-protection/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom Strategic Finance Director nominated for prestigious award

nigel-whittleCongratulations to Kingdom’s Strategic Finance Director Nigel Whittle, who has been nominated for the Northern Finance Director Awards 2017.

According to their website, the Northern Finance Director Awards “are all about celebrating the exceptional talent of finance directors and their teams across the North of England. Often the unsung heroes of any successful business, the awards embrace and celebrate all that is brilliant about this talented bunch of people.

“As founding partners, the awards continue to be supported by Barclays, EY, and Squire Patton Boggs, who together are ambassadors for the recognition of the finance community and their essential role in the commercial success of the region.”

Going forward, Nigel will now attend a short interview with a panel of representatives where he will be asked a few questions. Following this, the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony as part of a black tie gala dinner to be held in Manchester on Thursday 5th October at the Radisson Blu Edwardian. Good luck Nigel!

Nigel is a Chartered Accountant and has been a business financial adviser to Kingdom since its inception in 1993. He provides strategic advice to assist the company to grow profitably and to generate cash.

To find out more about Nigel, click here to watch his introductory video.

For more information about Kingdom, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Introducing Kingdom’s new Head of Recruitment

clip_image002Kingdom is pleased to introduce Glenn Bourne, who joined Kingdom following the recent acquisition of FRS-Staff Solutions as our new Director of Recruitment.

Kingdom Recruitment is an independent specialist recruitment division that looks to successfully provide you with the best talent and flexible labour provisions available across the UK.

Glenn is heading up an ambitious and talented team with an entrepreneurial approach that is the hallmark of Kingdom. They are prepared to challenge the norm and to revolutionise the way the recruitment world works.

With tailored and vetted recruitment focusing on individual candidate and employer needs, we add real value to your recruitment process and recruit permanent, temporary, emergency and interim opportunities.

Our difference is in the detail. We’ve developed unique skills and a mature and modern operational approach that help us deliver results. With innovation at the core of our business, we handle your recruitment requirements or job search and combine our expertise and technology to ensure the right candidates are specialised and have the right soft skills for the role.

For customers that need large volume recruitment, we offer a bespoke ‘Managed Service’ or ‘On-Site’ strategic solution. Our recruiters have relevant sector experience and know the unique frustrations, pressures and potential stumbling blocks that these sectors face as well as what qualifications and experience our candidates need to be able to hit the ground running.

Glenn’s role is to support all departments across the Kingdom business, leading the recruitment team to identify and implement successful delivery of sustainable and efficient recruitment strategies, both in house and to our valued clients.

He is responsible for delivering industry leading recruitment solutions into Kingdom’s brand, building on our reputation for innovation, quality and excellence.

Glenn is a member of the Institute of Recruiters (IOR), and a former logistics manager, business owner, director and project leader, with a background of delivering multi-site, temporary and permanent recruitment solutions across the UK.

To find out more about Glenn, click here to watch his introductory video.

Welcome to Kingdom, Glenn!

Kingdom hands out 1,400 littering fines in 7 weeks in Rotherham

clip_image002Kingdom has been praised after handing out 1,403 fines for littering and dog fouling in their first seven weeks carrying out patrols in Rotherham.

An article in the Rotherham Advertiser entitled “1,400 fines handed out by new anti-litter team in first seven weeks” announces the figure, saying that this is an increase of 11,480 per cent.

The article goes on to say: “Fixed penalties of £80 – mostly for litter – have been issued at an average of 200 a week since. If this rate was sustained, the enforcement team would more than double its 5,000 fine target for the first year ... there were a total of 360 penalties given out for the previous four years.”

Kingdom started provided Environmental Protection services in Rotherham on behalf of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in April 2017. Kingdom’s officers are patrolling known key hotspots throughout the borough, issuing fixed penalty notices (FPNs) to anyone caught committing an environmental crime such as dropping litter (which includes cigarette ends and chewing gum) and not cleaning up dog mess. Their remit is to be widened next month.

Commenting on Kingdom’s performance so far, Councillor Emma Hoddinott, the council’s cabinet member for waste, roads and community safety, said: “Seven weeks in, we are impressed by how it’s gone. There just isn’t any excuse for people dropping litter. The majority of fines are being paid, which means it doesn’t have to go to court. I hope it will change people’s behaviour. We’ve made it clear to the team that they shouldn’t be following people or being sneaky. This is about changing behaviour rather than trying to catch people out. 

“We started with litter and dog fouling and now we are going to roll this out to include parking and fly-tipping offences. “The success for us will be when we get fewer fines because the new approach is working. The less litter is dropped, the less we need to pay to pick it up.”

Kingdom was called in by the council in order to reduce the huge £1.7million environmental crime bill that the council has to pay each year. They were asked to start work having provided a similar successful service to neighbouring Doncaster Council since January 2016. In the first year there Kingdom issued over 8,000 fixed penalty notices.

Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division is led by experts with an ex-police and military background and delivers over 270,000 Environmental Protection hours each year on behalf of local authorities up and down the UK. They issue fixed penalty notices to offenders who are seen breaking the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in streets, parks and open spaces in order to reduce anti-social behaviour.

To find out more about Kingdom’s Environmental Protection service, please call 0845 051 7702 or visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/environmental-protection/

Kingdom renews ICO registration

{4685fc06-0a3e-e211-9d74-005056b40001}Kingdom has recently renewed their Certificate of Registration with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for another year.

The ICO is the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

Kingdom is registered with the ICO under registration reference Z9460933. The latest period of registration runs until 26th June 2018. Kingdom was first registered with the ICO on the 27th June 2006.

The Data Protection Act 1998 requires every organisation that processes personal information to register with the ICO, unless they are exempt. There are more than 400,000 organisations registered with the ICO.

For more information about Kingdom, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom has a great start tackling litter in Peterborough

Peterborough-city-council-thumbnailKingdom has started a 12 month pilot agreement with Peterborough City Council to enforce a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in the city, and has so far made a fantastic start.

Beginning on Monday 12th June, Kingdom issued 452 fines in their first 10 days on patrol. 318 of the fines were for littering, 131 were for unauthorised cycling, two were for spitting and one was for urination.

The new PSPO and the new contract with Kingdom are part of additional measures which the council is taking to tackle environmental crime and anti-social behaviour in the city. The PSPO targets the offences of littering, spitting and failing to dispose of alcohol or leave an area if requested to do so by an authorised officer.

Five Kingdom officers are patrolling Peterborough City centre. No fines are being issued for the first six weeks of the PSPO while Prevention and Enforcement officers talk to residents about the order, but Kingdom officers will be issuing £80 fixed penalty notices (FPNs), as well as giving out on the spot fines for other offences, such as dog fouling, fly-tipping and graffiti.

Commenting on the new initiatives, Councillor Irene Walsh, Cabinet Member for Communities and Environment Capital, said: “These measures are a step forward in tackling anti-social behaviour and environmental crime in our city which can have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of the local community. The roll out of the second PSPO and the pilot with Kingdom is about making the city a safer, cleaner and more attractive place for residents and visitors to enjoy.”

A spokeswoman for the city’s Prevention and Enforcement Service said it had received “very positive feedback from residents since Kingdom’s arrival.” She added: “These figures clearly show a need for enforcement in the city centre and Kingdom officers are providing the much needed resource to do this.”

Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division is led by experts with an ex-police and military background and delivers over 270,000 Environmental Protection hours each year on behalf of local authorities up and down the UK. They issue fixed penalty notices to offenders who are seen breaking the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in streets, parks and open spaces in order to reduce anti-social behaviour.

To find out more about Kingdom’s Environmental Protection service, please call 0845 051 7702 or visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/environmental-protection/