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Kingdom issues 320 littering fines in first week in Ealing

clip_image002Kingdom has issued more than 300 fines for littering in Ealing in their first week providing environmental protection services there.

Kingdom started providing environmental protection services on behalf of Ealing Council on Wednesday 23rd September, and in the first week issued 320 fines, all for littering, which amounts to £25,000 worth of fines.

Anyone caught dropping litter, dumping rubbish, spitting or allowing their dogs to foul in the street in public places is being fined £80 by Kingdom’s dedicated uniformed Environmental Protection officers, who patrol daily across the borough and provide a high profile deterrent. Kingdom is working at no cost to the council, instead taking a share of the fines issued. Residents of Ealing can report littering and dog fouling online at www.ealing.gov.uk/reportit.

Kingdom’s success in Ealing has been reported in a number of local publications, including the Ealing Times, Get West London and This Is Local London. Ealing is London’s third largest borough. Kingdom also provides environmental protection services to neighbouring Harrow Council, who work closely with Ealing Council. This means that persistent environmental problems which spill over the two borough’s boundaries can be the focus of a co-ordinated response that solves them once and for all.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing Council’s cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure said: “We spend £4.5million each year cleaning up after people who feel it is ok, to litter our streets with rubbish, chewing gum, spitting or dog mess.

“Ealing residents are sick of seeing it and paying to get it cleaned up through their taxes. The changes we are making will turn the tide against these selfish individuals, who are committing these offences and deal with them with these on the spot penalty notices.

“By working together with residents, the police, contractors and partners, we want to improve the environment in our borough for everyone to enjoy.”

Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division aims to make communities cleaner, safer and greener. Their specialist teams are led by experts with an ex-police and military background and deliver over 130,000 environmental protection hours per year on behalf of local authorities across the UK.

For more information about Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/environmental-protection/ or call 0845 051 7700.