Wednesday, 18 August 2010


Residents in Ramsgate and the nearby villages are being asked what issues need tackling and which communal areas need clearing up.

The council’s Operation Clean Sweep will be heading out to these areas later this month (August) and will have people from Community Payback, who will be available to help with clearing up.

Clean Sweep draws in officers from a range of organisations, including Thanet District Council, Kent County Council Trading Standards, Kent Police, the Kent Fire and Rescue Service, UK Border Agency and the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

The operations take place every month and focus on tackling problems in specific areas, such as housing or planning enforcement or trade waste. It is also an opportunity for the team to meet local people and business owners and find out about their concerns in their areas.

Cllr. Chris Wells, Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “Operation Clean Sweep is here to tackle the problems that need dealing with. Although our officers have a good idea of problem areas, there are sometimes things that they’re not aware of. That’s why we’re encouraging people in Ramsgate and the surrounding villages to let us know of any hot spots that they feel need attention or any issues that we should be tackling.”

To put forward any suggestions for the next Operation Clean Sweep, call 01843 577737.

1 comment:

  1. The Ramsgate harbour is in an appalling state always full of detritus of one sort or another and the old drydock is a disgrace, that would be an excellent place to start.


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