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Kingdom to keep one of UK’s largest cities clean

Kingdom is very excited to announce that they are to start providing environmental protection services in Liverpool on behalf of Liverpool City Council soon.

Kingdom will provide 16 Environmental Protection officers as well as a supporting administration team to start work on Monday 27th February 2017.

The officers will be deployed to tackle littering and dog fouling, issuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to individuals seen 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 will be providing four vehicles and will be covering diverse times and locations in an intelligence led manner.

Liverpool City Centre is less than 20 miles away from Kingdom’s National Support Centre in Newton-le-Willows. Kingdom is therefore very much looking forward to providing environmental protection services to this key city that is right on their 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. Liverpool was previously the European Capital of Culture, and several areas of the city centre – the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City, which includes the Pier Head, Albert Dock and William Brown Street - were granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2004. Liverpool has been described by English Heritage as England’s finest Victorian city, and as well as being home to The Beatles (and recognised by Guinness World Records as the World Capital City of Pop), it is also home to two Premier League football clubs, the world famous Grand National horse race at Aintree, the Three Graces (the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building on Pier Head), the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the International Slavery Museum, Tate Liverpool, two cathedrals, and so the list goes on. 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 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. They tackle street litter, dog fouling, smoking in prohibited areas, commercial and residential waste, the illegal distribution of free material, criminal damage, graffiti, fly-tipping and posting.

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.