Solution to fly-tipping problem at Potters Bar garages

PUBLISHED: 17:19 03 September 2010

The fence set up at Wayside garages, Potters Bar, to prevent fly tipping

The fence set up at Wayside garages, Potters Bar, to prevent fly tipping

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FLY-TIPPING at garages could be a thing of the past following the construction of 8ft wooden gates.

The barriers have been erected by police in a bid to deal with both criminal damage and littering, at the garages on Wayside.

The project, which has been set up in connection with Aldwyck Housing Association and Hertsmere Borough Council, is seen as a “long-term solution” that could also help reduce other types of anti-social behaviour.

“You said fly-tipping was an issue, so we made it one of our three neighbourhood priorities,” said Pc Graham Hiscock, who is the neighbourhood co-ordinator for Potters Bar.

“We have been working closely with Aldwyck and the council and as result, the rubbish at the garages has been removed.

“Pc Jo Windsor and Pcso Carl Rowson continue to regularly patrol the area to help reduce anti-social behaviour and we hope residents feel happier not seeing abandoned rubbish on their doorstep.”

Aldwyck housing officer Rachel Winman said: “It’s im-portant to work together in partnership with external agencies to combat all issues that arise on estates, such as Wayside.

“In this case and others we can make sure we get the job done, as well as giving residents in the area confidence in the work we do, which is the foundation for stronger communities.”

The gates were built following an Environmental Action Day (EAD), held in the Oakmere and Furzefield wards by the Hertsmere Community Safety Partnership.

It was followed the next day by a Spotlight event at the Furzefield Centre where residents were asked about any issues they had.

You can meet and discuss any issues of concern with Pc Hiscock and PCSO Graham Tippett on Saturday, September 11, at Costa Coffee at Tesco in Mutton Lane between 3pm and 6pm.


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