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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A specialist environmental crime enforcement team is to be created by Liverpool Council as it seeks to clamp down on city-wide issues. The local authority is creating a highly visible, dedicated taskforce to tackle environmental crime across Liverpool. A document published ahead of the council’s neighbourhoods committee meeting next week has revealed that a team of six officers will be deployed to get stuck in with a “targeted approach” focusing on known problem areas in the city as it looks to adopt a streamlined approach across its neighbourhoods directorate. Earlier this year, a review of local authority’s capacity and capability with regards to enforcement was undertaken which found that while there is a strong willingness to carry out enforcement duties there were a number of obstacles to delivering formal actions. This included the lack of one single department in the Cunard building taking ownership of enforcement issues. READ MORE:Teenager arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after man shot A report to be discussed by committee members said: “This has led to different managers adopting varying approaches to enforcement, for example, licensing have a dedicated, uniformed enforcement team that undertakes proactive patrols supporting all teams within the Licensing & Regulatory Service (L&RS) Area whereas Streetscene relied on ward officers primarily to carry out enforcement action.” The new team would be under the management of the divisional manager for enforcement, with recruitment now underway. The half dozen new officers will be a “highly visible uniformed team who can be deployed proactively to deal with environmental issues”.
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. In a bid to implement the Four Es approach the council said it had taken to shaming offenders on social media in a bid to encourage acceptable behaviour within the city. Officers from Streetscene, environmental health and licensing have worked together in an attempt to resolve a longstanding matter around inappropriate management of commercial waste. Initial engagement included visits to the business in the area offering assistance and education. Visits were followed up with letters that include a number of images highlighting the concerns and poor practice. Officers engaged with and applied “appropriate pressure” to the licensed waste handlers who collect from this location. Notices under the Environmental Act 1990 were issued requiring a number of the businesses to comply with conditions when managing their waste. Further compliance visits were carried out and while the majority complied with the notices there were a small number of breaches of the notice which led to enforcement action by way of eight fixed penalty notices being issued. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here READ NEXT: Vile woman jumped into grandad's car and battered him on driveway Do you prefer the cinema experience over streaming? Famous brand that started from humble beginnings on Merseyside First people move in at council's 'luxury' housing company Find the coins hidden on the ECHO website for the chance to win a £200 voucher
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