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Businesses urged to make a difference

Fenland businesses are being urged to sign up and make a difference to a new campaign aiming to tidy up the district's streets and towns.

Tidy Fenland 2017 logo

Fenland District Council is asking business owners to pledge their support to its 2017 Tidy Fenland campaign, which launched on June 1 to crackdown on environmental crimes such as littering, dog-fouling and fly tipping.

Thanks to the backing of local businesses, previous campaigns have been a huge success in tackling those blighting the environment. More than 130 businesses signed up to help manage environmental issues near their premises in the 2011 Tidy Fenland campaign, which achieved a 58% reduction in litter in hotspot locations.

Now the council is hoping businesses will help make the new campaign just as effective.

Cllr Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council's portfolio holder for the environment, said: "The campaign is community-based, with the involvement of the public and local businesses key to its success.

"We would like businesses to work in partnership with Fenland District Council to spread the important message that littering, dog-fouling and fly-tipping will not be tolerated, and to help improve the cleanliness of our streets."

There are several ways businesses can support the campaign:

• Sign the council's Voluntary Code of Practice

• Install an extra bin for customers inside and/or outside your premises

• Follow best practice when managing your waste.

• Ensure the street scene outside of your premises is clean and tidy

• Report any issues to the Council so it can act quickly and resolve them

• Display a 'Tidy Fenland' poster showing your support and spreading the Tidy Fenland word!

Businesses interested in being involved in the campaign can contact The Street Scene Team at Fenland District Council on 01354 654321 or e-mail: streetscene@fenland.gov.uk

The names of businesses which sign up to the campaign may be used for publicity purposes on social media and in the local press.

Article added: June 14, 2017