In September 2022 we partnered with the Environmental Crime unit at Watford Borough Council with the shared aim of reducing the amount of fly-tipping at our high-rise blocks, Abbey View and Munden View. The group meet once a month to discuss ongoing fly-tipping cases and what we can do to keep the area cleaner for our residents.
We sent a letter out to each resident and engaged with many of them in person to let them know that we would now be using the CCTV to identify the individuals who are dumping rubbish and give them an on the spot fine.
We are pleased to have seen a drastic change to the amount of fly-tipping around the bin store at the high rises. As of October 2023, we have identified 24 fly-tippers, 11 of which have been served fixed penalty notices and paid a fine.
It is due to the brilliant partnership working that we are already seeing a great difference to the cleanliness of this area, and we are looking into further ways to ensure it stays this way in the long term.