Hartlepool community stages day of action to improve their neighbourhood

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RESIDENTS showed off their pride in their neighbourhood by taking part in a day of action to improve where they live.

Hartlepool’s Foggy Furze ward was the focus of an ongoing campaign to ensure that local neighbourhoods prosper and residents take pride in the area.

The ‘Respect Your Neighbourhood’ initiative is led by Hartlepool Council but involves other key organisations including the Police, Fire Brigade and housing providers under the banner of the Safer Hartlepool Partnership.

The Respect initiatives include fining people for littering, dog fouling and fly tipping, tackling anti-social behaviour, clamping down on irresponsible landlords, home fire safety checks and removing untaxed vehicles.

Councillor Peter Jackson, chair of the council’s Neighbourhood Services Committee, said: “The Respect campaign is once again taking direct action to target the issues which residents have told us concern them.

“Together with our partner organisations we won’t tolerate the activities of a small minority of people who spoil it for others.

“We will keep our neighbourhoods safe and attractive places in which to live.”