FOUR people have been given stern warnings about making too much noise and anti-social behaviour in their homes during an enforcement operation.
They were given warning notices by officers from Hartlepool Borough Council during the latest “Respect Your Neighbourhood” campaign which was held in the Manor House Ward in the town.
There were also nine people given fixed penalty notices for littering in the area around the town’s St Patrick’s Shops.
The initiative is led by the council but involves other key organisations including the police, fire brigade and housing providers under the banner of the Safer Hartlepool Partnership.
It involves a full day of action in a particular area of town, one day a month, aimed at improving local neighbourhoods.
The Respect initiatives also include dog fouling and fly tipping, tackling anti-social behaviour, clamping down on irresponsible landlords and removing untaxed vehicles.
There was also free dog chipping while the fire brigade carried out 22 home safety checks, handing out 200 information leaflets ahead of the initiative.
Councillor Peter Jackson, chairman of the council’s neighbourhood services committee, said: “The large majority of residents have respect for their local area and their neighbours.
“Our target is the small minority who do not, and we are determined that they will not spoil it for others.”
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