Day of action to bring ‘respect’ to Hartlepool estate

Members of the Council's Cleansing and Enforcement Teams pictured during the action day in the De Bruce ward.

Members of the Council's Cleansing and Enforcement Teams pictured during the action day in the De Bruce ward.

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A range of issues were targeted during an ongoing campaign to ensure residents take pride in their area.

The De Bruce Ward in Hartlepool was descended upon by a team of organisations from the ‘Respect Your Neighbourhood’ initiative.

It includes Hartlepool Borough Council, the police and fire brigade under the banner of the Safer Hartlepool Partnership.

It involves a full day of action in a particular area of town once a month aimed at improving neighbourhoods.

The De Bruce day of action focused on the area within Easington Road, West View Road and the railway line, and includded:

• The back gate of the empty former Saxon pub on Easington Road re-secured by the site’s owners to stop people dumping rubbish;

• Two fines issued for illegally parked vehicles and one for littering;

• Dog fouling and other warning signs stencilled onto pavements, as well as litter picking, strimming and weed spraying.

Councillor Marjorie James, chair of the council’s Neighbourhood Services Policy Committee, said: “Once again, we have tackled the issues which matter to local residents.”