How many of us have walked the borough’s streets and noticed flytipped rubbish, illegal building work or shops selling alcohol to underaged teenagers while wondering what is being done about it? Well rest assured we are doing something about it.
The Council’s Enforcement Panel meets quarterly to outline the various activity staff are undertaking to tackle these issues, issues we know mean a great deal to our residents. A quick flick through one of the meeting’s agendas highlights the work they undertake to enforce planning, environmental, engineering, community safety and District Assembly breaches.
Those interested can follow the Council on Twitter @TamesideCouncil for up-to-date tweets from the Enforcement Panel meeting or keep an eye on our Facebook page for articles again generated by the meeting’s activity round up.
Tweets such as the fact that there has been a near 70% decrease in on-street drinking incidents compared to the same period last year or the fact that traders have had to be removed from the Council’s highly successful Buy With Confidence scheme for failing to deliver up-to-scratch work.
Or one that could potentially affect us all – the Panel has discussed whether or not the Council will hit residents with littering fines if they are caught feeding pigeons.
These are just a few examples of the excellent work carried out by the Panel on behalf of the borough’s residents, so make sure you follow the Council’s Twitter and facebook feeds following on from yesterday’s meeting to catch up on just how busy they are in their determination to make the borough a place we can all be proud of.