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Kingdom to clean up 8th London borough

clip_image002Kingdom is to start work tackling litter, dog fouling and fly-tipping in an 8th London borough in November – the London Borough of Haringey.

Kingdom will start a new 9-month trial on 21st November patrolling the streets of Haringey on behalf of Haringey London Borough Council. The trial was agreed on the 31st October.

Kingdom’s uniformed officers will patrol the streets of the north London borough and will give out on the spot fixed penalty notices (FPNs) to anyone over the age of 18 who drops litter (including chewing gum or cigarette butts), dumps rubbish, or doesn’t clean up after their dog. Anyone caught doing so under the age of 18 will have their names and addresses taken, and a letter will be sent to their parents.

Those caught will have 14 days to pay their fines, or else will end up in court. The fines will range from £80 to £400 for fly-tipping, and as always Kingdom’s officers will be wearing real time body cameras and the footage taken can be used as evidence if needed. The patrols will focus on areas where there are persistent litter problems. The council will also be giving more information to residents to raise awareness of the cost of littering and fly-tipping, and recently worked with local people in Noel Park to raise awareness of the council’s free bulky waste service.

Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division aims to make communities cleaner, safer and greener. It 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 like Haringey Council. The annual cost of cleaning the UK’s streets has been estimated at £1billion.

A press release issued by Haringey Council said: “The small minority of people who litter will face tougher enforcement action as part of a new trial ... the trial is part of our drive to work with the community to make our streets cleaner.”

Commenting on the move, Councillor Peray Ahmet, Haringey Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “The vast majority of people in Haringey are proud of where they live and do the right thing, yet there are a small minority of people who drop litter or fly-tip. There is no excuse for this behaviour and as a community we should no longer tolerate it. Tougher enforcement is designed to act as a deterrent and make people think again before dropping litter on our streets.”

Innovative, independent and driven to explore new ways Kingdom successfully manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard specialising in security, cleaning and environmental protection. Our national network of regional support offices manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard, benchmarked by all the major UK quality accreditation bodies.

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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