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Environmental Action Day in Swanside, Huyton

by Gemma Melling

Officers from Knowsley Council and its partners will be out and about in Swanside, Huyton on Wednesday, 13 March 2024, tackling a range of environmental issues, from littering and graffiti to sewer baiting and dog fouling.

It is one of a series of Environmental Improvement Action Days being held across the borough, bringing partner agencies together to spend a day focusing on the most pressing issues in a specific location.

Activities on the day will include clearing litter and fly tipping, removal of waste and abandoned bins. Trading Standards officers will carry out checks on retailers and do food hygiene inspections, as well as speaking to businesses and residents who are failing to manage their waste, taking enforcement action where appropriate. The council’s Dog Wardens will be speaking to owners about responsible ownership, and patrolling ‘hot-spot’ areas for dog fouling.

Officers from The Dogs Trust, Healthy Knowsley and Change, Grow, Live will be at Swanside Community Centre from 9.30am-2pm.  Those attending can access health and harm reduction advice, with the Dogs Trust offering dog owners information about subsidised dog behavioural training.

There will also be sewer baiting being carried out in partnership with United Utilities, aimed at controlling the rat population in the area. (Here’s some advice about controlling rats and keeping them away from homes, businesses and gardens.)

Council teams involved in the action days will include Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Licensing, Streetscene, Pest Control, Waste and Recycling, Safer Communities, as well as partners including Livv Housing, United Utilities and Merseyside Police.

Report it

For more information and to report a range of environmental issues, including littering, fly tipping or dog fouling you can ‘Report it’ on our website www.knowsley.gov.uk.