Tuesday, 25 May 2010


The latest Operation Clean Sweep in Ramsgate and Westwood has seen more than 450 properties visited, a noise abatement notice issued and 17 sites cleared of rubbish.

The operation, which is led by Thanet District Council, saw officers from the community safety, waste and recycling, environmental health and health and safety teams taking part. They were joined by officers from Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Kent Police, Orbit South and the UK Border Agency and volunteers from Pipeline.

The teams spent three days last week from Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 May, visiting the Westwood Industrial Estate, the Whitehall estate and the Newlands area in Ramsgate.

On the first day, when they visited the Westwood Industrial Estate, one noise abatement notice was served, while three referrals were made to the Health and Safety Executive. A total of 15 businesses will now receive letters from the Kent Fire and Rescue Service, offering fire safety advice, while a further seven need to be re-visited, as they were not meeting fire safety regulations.

Next, the Whitehall Estate was targeted, with over 300 properties visited. The general feedback from all of these people was positive, with Operation Clean Sweep being very well received. 19 properties were referred to the Kent Fire and Rescue Service, as they either had no smoke alarm or faulty ones. Fire safety advice was given to 26 people. 14 concerns or repairs were noted from the council's housing tenants, while four crime reports were also filed. A total of 17 sites in the area were also cleared of rubbish, while four alleyways were cleared by Pipeline.

The final day saw the teams targeting the Newlands area, where 150 properties were visited, with 12 referred to the Kent Fire and Rescue Service for a free home safety check. Three crime reports were filed, while details were also taken of repairs needed and problems with dogs were referred to the dog wardens.

Cllr. Chris Wells, Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: "The latest Operation Clean Sweep has once again tackled a huge range of issues that impact on people's daily lives. The teams had a great response from everyone they talked to and were able to get lots of information that they can take away and act on. That's the great thing about Clean Sweep. It's about hearing what concerns local people have and then tackling them."

1 comment:

  1. It is good that to clean the rams gate and Westwood all from the community safety, waste and recycling, environmental health and health and safety teams taking part.


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