Don't feed rats
RESIDENTS in Kensington
Fields are being reminded that "rats love rubbish"
after several incidents of waste being left in alleyways.
Every household in the neighbourhood is to be leafleted this week
highlighting the link between rats and waste food. The leaflet
reminds residents that they should not put uncontained rubbish in
The City Council is offering to provide householders with containers
to store waste until their collection day. A number of internal
recycling bins have been bought, using the Mayor's Neighbourhood
Fund, which will be available free for residents of the estate
And all households can be provided with a replacement blue recycling
box if they need a new one.
Those residents who persist in
leaving waste out when it is not a collection day will have
enforcement action taken against them. In the last month 18 fixed
penalties have been issued in this area and a further 19 residents
have been warned that action may be taken against them.
"People who act in this anti-social manner should be in no doubt
that they will pay the penalty. Leaving waste, especially food, out
is an invitation for the area to become rat-infested. We are
providing all households with the necessary containers for their
waste and we will be reminding them what they should and should not
be doing when they leave their waste and recycling materials out.
There are several environmental improvements taking place in this
area and we want the local community to show they have pride in it"
said local Councillor Nick Small.
Next week there will be a litter pick in the estate, including the
front cellar areas of the terraced houses, which local students will
take part in.
Among the environmental improvements taking place are the removal of
the old concrete bollards on Hall Lane, then reinstatement of
conservation area signage, installation of a new barrier rails
outside the Kensington Fields community centre on Hall Lane,
installation of a dog fouling bin on Hendersons Green, removal of
graffiti across the estate and the removal of fly-tipped material in
HMRC wins award
from The Prince's Trust
THE Prince's Trust have
been awarded HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Gold Patron status for
its work with young people.
The youth charity thanked HMRC at Westminster Hall Library in
Central Hall, for 2 decades of working with The Trust to help change
disadvantaged young people's lives.
The award celebrated the achievements of disadvantaged young people
supported by HMRC and The Trust, who had improved their chances in
life and had a positive impact on their local community.
Lin Homer, HMRC's Chief Executive, said:- "I'm pleased to
receive the Gold Patron Award today on behalf of HMRC staff who have
helped support the Prince's Trust. I believe it's important for
organisations and businesses to invest in these initiatives, and
HMRC looks forward to continue working with The Trust and supporting
their tremendous efforts to successfully transform the lives of many
disadvantaged young people."
Martina Milburn, The Prince's Trust Chief Executive, said:-
"Over the past 19 years, more than 2,500 HMRC staff have engaged
with The Trust, and the young people we support, to their mutual
benefit. Their contributions have positively influenced the lives of
around 35,000 vulnerable young people, helping them regain their
confidence, learn new skills, get jobs, start businesses and take
the first step to a more positive future."