We’re being urged to back the Pride in our Neighbourhood campaign in Eastbourne
Hosting by the Borough Council, the initiative wants us to take ownership of where we live and work with the authority to stop fly tipping, dog fouling and littering.
Recently, residents joined members of the Neighbourhood First team and Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd to launch the campaign at an alleyway on the junction of Dudley Road and Albion Road - one of the town’s hot spots where fly tipping has been a problem.
Councillor Jonathan Dow, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Place Services, said, “When people dump rubbish in alleyways like this, the issue is that because the alleyway is unadopted it does not fall under the responsibility of the council. We are urging residents if they see fly tipping to report it straight away to us. It’s illegal and there’s no excuse for it.
“Everyone wants to live in a nice neighbourhood so we want to try and build a community spirit that means people will work with us to stop fly-tipping, dog-fouling and littering.”
The Neighbourhood First team covers three zones across Eastbourne, giving us access to the council in our community.
Anyone wanting to report incidents of fly tipping can do so by downloading the Report it Eastbourne app, or call the Neighbourhood First team on 01323 410000.