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Petition Requesting Thanet District Council Clean-Up Cliftonville West.

We the undersigned petition the council to This petition calls on Thanet District Council to firstly clean up, and thereafter regularly maintain, the streets, promenades and beach areas of Cliftonville West - an area persistently blighted by litter, dog fouling and a general lack of cleanliness - in accordance with the standards and statutory obligations imposed on the council by the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and the DEFRA Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse. 1. Remove all litter & dog fouling from the streets, cliff tops, promenades and beaches . Sweep the streets, cliff tops & promenades & remove all detritus & weeds, then maintain this level of cleanliness; 2. Deep clean the area by washing the streets & pavements; 3. Monitor and remove graffiti; 4. Increase the number of bins & dog bins in Cliftonville West; 5. Employ a beach warden for the summer season to stop anti social behaviour leading to littering, dog fouling & broken glass; 6. Issue enforcement notices for littering, dog fouling & to landowners.

For a number of years ABC has been working with Thanet District Council to try and address the amount of litter, dog mess, broken glass and the poor state of the streets in Cliftonville West. Unfortunately, this has not led to any significant improvement in the situation. Walpole Bay beach has been given a 'poor' water quality rating for the second year running, partly caused by litter and dog fouling.

We believe Cliftonville West residents, businesses and visitors should expect to enjoy litter free streets, promenades, beaches and clean pavements to walk along. Thanet District Council has a legal duty (Section 89(1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990) to ensure their land is, so far as is practicable, kept clear of litter and refuse.

We believe that Cliftonville West currently fits in the lowest grading of cleanliness:
D: Heavily affected by litter and/or refuse with significant accumulations.
This is detrimental to the Health & Safety of pedestrians, especially those who are disabled and children.
f you agree that the current state of 'public realm' cleanliness in Cliftonville West markedly fails to meet the normal and reasonable civic duty that any council has towards those who live, visit or work in an area within its responsibility, then please sign our petition asking Thanet District Council to significantly improve its performance in this regard.

Thank you.

Started by: Jo Goodson (A Better Cliftonville (ABC))

This ePetition ran from 02/05/2017 to 14/06/2017 and has now finished.

182 people signed this ePetition.