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Kingdom tackling litter and dog fouling in Runnymede

RunnymedeKingdom is pleased to have started providing environmental protection services to tackle litter and dog fouling in the Borough of Runnymede on behalf of Runnymede Borough Council. Runnymede is located in Surrey and is part of the London commuter belt.

Kingdom’s officers are carrying out patrols in Runnymede’s streets and parks, issuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs – on the spot fines) to anyone caught dropping litter or not cleaning up after their dog. Littering includes dropping cigarette ends and chewing gum. Kingdom’s officers started patrolling on the 5th June 2017.

Litter bugs are being issued with fines of £75, whereas people who fail to clear up their dog mess face a larger fine of £100. Once issued with the fixed penalty notice people have 14 days to pay, and failure to pay can result in court action.

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 in order to reduce anti-social behaviour.

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.