In the battle against fly-tipping, the council is taking action by installing 15 new CCTV cameras in key areas of Harrow.
Currently, 10 cameras have already been set up across the borough.
This council initiative means that when there is sufficient proof, anyone caught will be fined £400 through fixed penalty notices. In cases where the council needs additional information, image stills will be used as part of a witness appeal campaign.
Additionally, cameras will be strategically deployed, guided by police and council data pinpointing areas plagued by antisocial behaviour and fly-tipping.
Additional sources of intelligence, such as reports from residents and neighborhood watch groups, will also be assessed and deployed if needed.
Other sources of intelligence will also be considered, including reports from residents and neighbourhood watch groups. Residents can also submit requests for CCTV deployment.
If deployed, the cameras will stay in these Harrow locations for as long as necessary to address the issue and will be deployed to new locations once instances reduce.
Footage will be reviewed at the council’s brand-new CCTV control room when a fly-tip occurs.
Cllr Anjana Patel, Cabinet Member Holder for Highways, Infrastructure and Community Safety at Harrow Council said: “Fly-tipping isn’t just disgusting, it’s a criminal offence and carried out by those who have no pride in their community.
“Like our residents, we are fed up seeing this happen on our streets. That’s why we want to restore pride back in Harrow.
“We know residents will welcome CCTV cameras in our hotspot areas to find and fine those offenders. It will also help reduce regular occurrences from happening.
“I still strongly encourage everyone to report all instances of fly-tipping so our officers can investigate and clear.”