Environmental Action Day success

Alan Thompson MORE than six tons of rubbish including old bedsteads, mattresses, cookers, fridges and broken toys were collected in an Environmental Action Day in South Yarmouth.

Alan Thompson

MORE than six tonnes of rubbish including old bedsteads, mattresses, cookers, fridges and broken toys were collected in an Environmental Action Day in south Yarmouth.

It marked the latest in a series of action days targeting different parts of the town - this time concentrating on the main area of the seafront between Regent Road and St Peter's Road, Marine Parade and Nelson Road Central.

The day's activity, co-ordinated by the police, focused on areas of concern identified by local residents in the South Yarmouth Safer Neighbourhood Area.

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The South Great Yarmouth Safer Neighbourhood Team incorporating police officers, Yarmouth borough council, Great Yarmouth Borough Services (GYBS), the county council's trading standards department, Norfolk County Council Highways, Environmental Health Services, Streetscene and Community Connections swept into action. After an 8am briefing, staff from the borough council and the borough services department set about the task of removing areas of rubbish.

Environment service manager Terry Bensley said: “An early target area of Roman Place and the rear of Albion Road saw an immediate improvement. Through engaging with members of the public, further areas were identified resulting in the eyesore of rubbish being removed.”

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Police traffic manager David Law, the council's Graham Carpenter and traffic wardens swung in to action removing a vehicle under the car clear scheme from Roman Place. A later visit to Ordnance Road saw a trailer with a banger car on it issued with a seven day notice to remove it, as its condition gave cause for concern as a magnet for children to play on and a fire risk.

Trading standards officers accompanied by a police officer and PCSO visited several licensed businesses in Regent Road, carrying out enforcement checks to establish spirits being sold were genuine and of the correct quality. All premises were given a clean bill of health.

In Barkis Road a warrant was being carried out at premises resulting in a 31-year-old man being arrested, interviewed and charged with possession of cannabis. He was bailed to appear at Yarmouth Magistrates Court on March 27.

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