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Multi-agency crackdown to tackle local issues

Archived press release

Date Published: 10/07/06

Aylesbury’s Quarrendon ward is set to be the focus of a multi-agency crackdown to improve the local environment. AVDC, police and fire prevention officers will join staff from a variety of different agencies to tackle a range of problems wh...

Aylesbury’s Quarrendon ward is set to be the focus of a multi-agency crackdown to improve the local environment.

AVDC, police and fire prevention officers will join staff from a variety of different agencies to tackle a range of problems which can detrimentally affect the quality of life for residents.

The week-long initiative – starting on 16 July – will see teams from AVDC, Buckinghamshire County Council, Thames Valley Police, Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust and DVLA join forces to tackle litter hotspots and graffiti as well as remove abandoned or untaxed vehicles.

During the next week, AVDC officers will be out placing statutory notices on vehicles which are thought to have been abandoned illegally. If these vehicles are not removed within a specified period of time then teams from various agencies will tow them away.

Illegally dumped cars are a constant source of nuisance to the community and are also an environmental hazard and attract arson attacks. Cars without valid road tax will also be targeted during the clean-up operation.

In addition, the teams will take away other unsightly items such as supermarket trolleys and illegally fly-tipped waste. A community litter pick is being held on 16 July to give local residents the opportunity to join forces with the local agencies to clean up the area. The litter pick takes place between 11am and 3pm, starting at the doctor’s surgery car park in Jackson Road.

Police and fire safety officers will be based at the car park to offer advice on various community safety issues. Staff will also be distributing leaflets containing advice on fire safety and residents will have the opportunity to take part in crime reduction surveys for their properties.

The blitz is being organised by the Aylesbury Vale Community Safety Partnership, which includes AVDC, Buckinghamshire County Council, Thames Valley Police and Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service. The operation is part of a countywide plan to reduce burglary, arson and crime.

Richard Carr, Chairman of Aylesbury Vale Community Safety Partnership, said: “A number of areas in the Quarrendon ward have been blighted by abandoned vehicles, discarded rubbish and criminal damage. Environmental hazards are a cause of concern for the residents in this ward, which is why we have made the area the focus of our operation. I am confident that this multi-agency swoop will be a great success and we hope to arrange other blitzes like this in the coming months.”

Contact information

Telephone:

01296 585099

Email:

communications@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk