Thursday, 8 December 2011
BROADSTAIRS TAKES PART IN LATEST CLEANSWEEP
Businesses in Broadstairs have been playing their part in the latest Operation Cleansweep.
The council organised crackdown spent two days in the town, visiting around 165 properties in Harbour Street, the High Street and the Broadway.
As a result of the operation, investigations are now underway into a development being built in St. Mary’s Road, off Albion Street, to see whether it is being built in accordance with the approved plans.
The trade waste agreements that businesses have were checked and they were also asked if there were any issues that they wanted to discuss with the council. Four sites with a total of 17 separate graffiti tags were identified, which will now be cleaned off. Volunteers from Pipeline cleared three alleyways, while two children were discovered during a truancy sweep.
Cllr. Chris Wells, Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “The businesses our officers visited and the people that they spoke to were generally very pleased to see them and were extremely positive about Cleansweep. That’s one of the reasons why we continue to do it on a regular basis, as we know it’s something that is important to the public. Yet again, this latest operation has shown that it’s also invaluable in gathering information, with problems uncovered that the council can then tackle.”
The operation included council officers from the council’s Enforcement Services and Planning teams, as well as Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Pipeline Youth volunteers, and the Educational Welfare team and wardens from Kent County Council.
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