Sunday, 27 October 2013

Northumberland County Council have chosen to rejoin the Keep Britain Tidy movement to help with their very demanding budget cuts. The cuts target set by Government reduces the County Councils revenue budget by a third over the next four years, this after four years of major cuts to reduce the budget following the formation of the single unitary council in 2009.

Northumberland County Council to Change the Way People Act

Northumberland County Council have chosen to rejoin the Keep Britain Tidy movement to help with their very demanding budget cuts. The cuts target set by Government reduces the County Councils revenue budget by a third over the next four years, this after four years of major cuts to reduce the budget following the formation of the single unitary council in 2009.

Councillor Grant Davey, Leader of Council said:" many people have got into the habit of simply unwrapping products in the street and dropping packaging expecting the Council to clean up afterwards, the ability to do that in future is being forced down as the severe Government cuts from now until 2017 come into play."

Councillor Ian Swithenbank Policy Board member for Streetcare and the Environment said:" were aiming to raise the awareness of people either through the sympathetic campaigns of the Keep Britain Tidy partnerships or through enforcement action against litter louts. We would rather people thought about their actions and either used the street bins provided or take their litter home than have to be issued with a fine for abusing the trust of those who live alongside them. As the program moves on we will be working with Keep Britain Tidy on their reporting of litter from cars and encouraging commercial companies to clean up outside their businesses. Its everyone's responsibility to ensure we have a clean environment not just the Councils hard working Streetcare teams."

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