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Litter is a huge problem and despite all the efforts of the Partnership Team we are fighting a constant battle but we will continue to try ways to control the amount of litter in our streets.
An audit of litter bins was undertaken by Town Council Officers during April/May 2018. All bins have been re-numbered with a ward-specific ID number to make identification of problem areas easier and for residents to report any problems.
Where constant reports of full or overflowing bins have been received these have been replaced with higher capacity models. Officers have met with colleagues in the Northumberland County Council Neighbourhood Team to look at the route for emptying bins and changes have been made to accommodate areas where bins require emptying more frequently.
A problem that frequently occurs is that cigarettes are stubbed out on top of a bin and left there as people may be worried that they set rubbish on fire in the bin if they put their cigarette butt in there. This means that the butts get blown off the bin and this causes a problem. Any new stock that is ordered is a model fitted with an ashtray. Enquires have been made to see if an ashtray can be fitted to existing older bins but, unfortunately, this isn’t possible. We would like to encourage people to put their cigarettes out properly and use the bin. New stickers will go on bins and on seats where people tend to drop their cigarettes.
Environmental Enforcement Officer
Blyth Town Council has an Enforcement Officer who works 2.5 days per week throughout Blyth. If you have any issues regarding litter, fly tipping please don’t hesitate to get in touch at email@example.com or call us on 01670 361668 and we will pass the information onto him. Use the side link to go to the Enforcement page for further information on his role.
Blyth Town Centre Litter Pick
After the ‘Spring Clean’ everyone was keen to do another litter pick and we decided to concentrate on the Town Centre. The litter pick was held on 10 June and we enjoyed much better weather than the last time!! We were also joined by some new ‘pickers’ who were very welcome! Again, it was all back to Olivers Bar for tea and coffee. Click here to view some of the photos.
Great British Spring Clean
After having to cancel the litter pick due to snow we eventually got out with our litter picking sticks on Saturday 17 March 2018. A huge thank you to everyone who took part - it turned out to be a lovely morning!! Special thanks to Paul Stephenson, of Olivers Bar for hosting the refreshments afterwards. Click here to view some pictures.
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