Rubbish on streets falls after Havant Borough Council takes action

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LITTER problems are being effectively tackled by a council, according to a report.

Street cleanliness has improved across the Havant borough according to a report due to go before councillors tomorrow.

It follows the council targeting hotspots – as well as fining people for dropping litter – following an increase in litter levels last year.

The increase sparked a review led by a scrutiny panel of councillors.

But a council report states: ‘The panel had made enquiries and concluded that considerable work had been done, and continued to be done, to improve street cleanliness in the borough.

‘The panel was pleased to report that, as a result, there had been a significant improvement in litter levels in quarters 2 and 3 and that current levels were now well below the performance target.’

The report states the majority of customer complaints are about fly-tipping and abandoned vehicles.

Officials have also looked at the location of litter bins to make sure there are enough to cope with demand.