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Baker's Arms businesses sign up to combat littering
More businesses have come on board to fight the ‘Don’t mess with Waltham Forest’ campaign.
More than a dozen firms in the Baker’s Arms area of Walthamstow have signed up to the Business Litter Pledge, agreeing to clear up outside their premises on a regular basis.
Food outlets and pubs are joining forces with the council and the police to put a stop to littering, spitting and urinating in the street.
Waltham Forest Council recently got an agreement from local police to train all of their Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to hand out Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to anyone spotted carrying out so-called environmental crimes.
In the first month of the campaign the council handed out 145 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) of £50 each for enviro-crime offences.
As well as regular patrols in town centres, the council has also been doing sweeps of different wards from early morning to midnight.
Waltham Forest is controversially treating spitting as littering, a move which has yet to be tested in a court of law.
The most recent businesses to sign up to the campaign include Citadelle Patisserie, Dajti, Favorit Chicken, Fusion Falvaz, Indiano Pizza, Jade Palace, Raindrop Sandwich Bar and Subway in Lea Bridge Road.
In High Road, Leyton, Griller, New BBQ and The William IV have signed up, along with Samis Chicken and Kebabish in Hoe Street.