Our Streets day of action in Mossley

Date Released - 22/02/2023

COMMUNITY volunteers came together with officers and councillors in a day of action to tackle litter and flytipping in Mossley.


Teams visited hot spot areas, including Manchester Road, Waggon Road, Carrhill Road and Arundel Street, to carry out clean ups and visit households to address issues relating to contaminated bins and remind them how to use their bins properly.


They also visited business to check they were managing their waste as they should.


While investigating flytipping, officers were able to link dumped waste to various nearby properties. They are now investigating five potential offenders with a view to taking enforcement action, which may include serving a Fixed Penalty Notice or court prosecution.


Tameside Council Executive Member responsible for environmental services Cllr Denise Ward, who took part in the day of action along with ward members Cllr Tafheen Sharif and Cllr Stephen Homer and community volunteers from Mossley Litterbugs, said: “It’s great to see another successful day of action where litter and flytipping issues, that have caused concerns in the local community, have been addressed.


“Working together, with local residents and businesses, is the most effective way of tackling issues and hot spot areas and keeping our streets cleaner and tidier in the long term and my thanks particularly goes to community volunteers such as Mossley Litterbugs who go out every week picking up litter to look after their town.


“We should all be taking pride in our neighbourhoods. Where we find evidence of anyone flytipping or littering we will always take further action – there is no excuse for dumping waste illegally, it is totally unacceptable and disrespectful of the local community and environment.”


For further information on the Our Street campaign see www.tameside.gov.uk/ourstreets