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Kingdom to help keep the Gateway to England clean

For many people, Dover is the Gateway to England and will be the first town that they see when arriving in the UK. It is also a major tourist attraction. Kingdom is therefore very pleased to have won the contract to provide Environmental Protection services on behalf of Dover District Council, starting in April 2017.

Kingdom’s officers will be patrolling the district issuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to anyone caught dropping litter (which includes cigarette ends and chewing gum) and now cleaning up after their dog has fouled.

Dover is home to not only home to the major ferry port, but also the famous White Cliffs of Dover, three museums (Dover Museum, the Dover Transport Museum and the Roman Painted House), Dover Castle, Dover Western Heights, and many other places of interest. Tourism is therefore vitally important to Dover’s economy, and so it is important that it is kept clean to make residents and visitors alike feel safe, comfortable and welcome. You can find out more about Dover District Council’s policy on littering by visiting https://www.dover.gov.uk/Environment/Environmental-Crime/Litter.aspx

Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division is led by experts with an ex-police and military background. They aim to make the places where we live and worker cleaner, safer and greener. In order to do so, they deliver over 270,000 Environmental Protection hours per year on behalf of local authorities across the UK. The division has seen 91% organic growth in the last 12 months alone.

Kingdom’s officers issue FPNs to offenders who are seen breaking the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in streets, parks and open spaces. They tackle street litter, dog fouling, commercial and residential waste, smoking in prohibited areas, the illegal distribution of free material, criminal damage, graffiti, fly-tipping and posting.

Kingdom is delighted to be providing Environmental Protection Services to yet another council in Kent. This will be the ninth council in the historic county, as Kingdom also provides services to Ashford Borough Council, Tunbridge Wells District Council, Maidstone Borough Council, Swale Borough Council, Canterbury City Council, Gravesham Borough Council, Thanet District Council and Dartford Borough Council.

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