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.”