The Mid Devon Council Clean Zones initiative is taking placed in Bampton after a request from Bampton Town Council.
During the week-long event officers from the council will be highly visible in Brook Street, Briton Street, Luke Street, Station Road and Barnhay area of the town. They will be able to answer queries regarding waste and recycling, littering, dog fouling and fly tipping.
The streets will be cleaned and enforcement officers will patrol to ensure that the area remains clean by issuing fixed penalty notices to anyone caught not clearing up dog fouling or littering.
Waste Awareness Officers will carry out door-to-door visits to discuss waste and recycling issues.
Councillor Ray Radford, Portfolio Holder for Street Scene, said “We have carried out several Clean Zones in the District already and have found that residents notice a real difference.
“The benefit of having a clean-up is that once an area is litter-free it makes people think twice before they drop litter there again, so the area stays clean and tidy for longer.
“The Clean Zone pledge is also a warning to those that do not clean up after their dog, or persistently drop litter, that we are not prepared to allow this. It is not right that those individuals that cannot be bothered to clean up after their dog spoil the environment for everyone else.”
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