Another waste enforcement day of action as part of the Our Streets campaign has seen litterbugs and flytippers targeted in Droylsden.

Tameside Council officers patrolled Droylsden Town Centre and flytipping hotspots in neighbourhood areas on Wednesday 7 September. They engaged with residents and businesses and took enforcement action where necessary, while street cleansing teams removed dumped waste and swept away litter.

Action included:13 waste duty of care checks on businesses with follow-ups to be undertaken at 3 premises where waste contracts are not in place.

Waste cleared from Craven Street, Arbroath Street, Edge Lane, Kershaw Street and Nelson Drive. Fixed penalties to be served on two offenders after evidence was found in dumped waste. Trading Standards and Greater Manchester Police attending after Council officers investigated an abandoned vehicle that was seized with a large quantity of cannabis, 3,000 illicit cigarettes and 38 packets of rolling tobacco inside.

An Off Licence was found to be in breach of several conditions of their licence after a compliance visit, with the licence and alcohol sales suspended until these matters are rectified.

It followed the launch of Our Streets on 10 August when a day of action took place in Ashton. Our Streets aims to bring Tameside Council and local communities together working to tidy the area so residents can continue to be proud of where they live.

The days of action are a continuation of officers’ regular work across the borough to keep streets cleared of rubbish and people illegally dumping waste prosecuted.

Whether it’s through organising community litter picks, sharing key messages to reduce pollution or campaigning against inconsiderate parking, Our Streets will help unite people to make a difference.

Everyone has a responsibility for their surroundings and behaviour and through the Our Streets campaign communities can come together with Tameside Council and contribute to improving their areas and sharing in this success.

Cllr Vimal Choksi, Tameside Council executive member for Towns and Communities, said: “This second day of action has seen a huge amount of great work in Droylsden with officers targeting flytippers and litterbugs with fines and cleansing teams tidying the streets. I’d ask residents and businesses to join with us in helping keep our streets clean as we all want to live and work in an area that’s spotless.”

Cllr Denise Ward, Tameside Council executive member for Environmental Services, said: “Our Streets is a great initiative that enables the Council and local community to come together to utilise our strengths and resources and instil pride in our neighbourhoods. Everyone can get involved, whether it’s by joining a community clean-up or litter pick, reporting fly tipping or getting in touch about litter problems and dog fouling.”