Kingdom is pleased to announce that its Environmental Protection Division has just introduced two new services in addition to their core business of tackling litter, dog fouling and waste.
Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division currently delivers over 270,000 Environmental Protection hours per annum on behalf of local authorities across the UK.
These new services will complement the services Kingdom already provides and will further help to improve the environment and make people feel safer.
Firstly, in Brent in North West London, Kingdom introduced residential patrols last month to reassure the public in social housing areas. They have been carrying out work on behalf of the local housing partnership with the key aims of deterring crime, tackling anti-social behaviour and making people feel safe. They are tackling issues such as large, unauthorised gatherings and groups, vandalism and loitering.
In order to do this, Kingdom’s officers are carrying out organised patrols and are providing a highly visible, uniformed presence. They are also acting as the eyes and ears of the community and in doing so are working closely with other local groups and agencies, such as the police, and attending tenants and residents’ association meetings.
Separately from this, Kingdom will start work to tackle litter in Brent on behalf of Brent Council from Monday 13th June 2016 as we previously reported here. Kingdom’s uniformed patrol officers will issue £80 on-the-spot fines for waste offences which includes littering and illegally dumping rubbish.
The second new service that Kingdom is introducing is in Barnsley, where Kingdom has been carrying out PSPO (Public Spaces Protection Order) work in the town centre since May 2016. PSPOs are designed to deal with problematic behaviour in a particular area. The orders allow councils to introduce restrictions on the use of the area to make sure that people can enjoy the space, safe from anti social behaviour. PSPOs were introduced as part of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
Kingdom officers are patrolling a defined area in the town centre seven days a week to enforce the PSPO, stopping behaviour that could harass, alarm or distress people and tackling anti-social behaviour such as taking and supplying drugs, selling and drinking alcohol and aggressive begging. Anyone caught breaching the PSPO has to leave the area for 48 hours and any alcohol or drugs will be taken from them.
Kingdom has also been tackling litter and dog fouling in Barnsley since August 2014 on behalf of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. They were featured on ITV’s Calendar News doing so and their success there was noted last year.
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Established in 1993 and operating nationally, commercial and service strength supported with organic and acquisition growth has seen Kingdom become one of the largest independently owned companies in the UK within their areas of service expertise. Commercially strong they have a strategy to continually grow and strengthen by expanding their services and offering a complete support service to their customers.
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