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New enforcement officers to patrol Harrow’s streets as council signs new contract

Harrow Council has taken a step towards combating enviro-crime across the borough by signing a joint contract with APCOA, effective from 1st July 2024.

This new agreement aims to address issues such as littering, fly-tipping, and dog fouling within the borough. Ealing and Hounslow councils have also joined this initiative, enhancing the collaborative effort across the three London boroughs.

APCOA is a European parking operator with over 50 years of experience. It employs 5,000 people and manages 1.8 million parking spaces at 13,000 locations in 13 countries. The company focuses on parking, charging, technologies, and urban solutions.

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Its “asset light” business model means it does not own the properties but manages them for real estate owners to maximise value.

Under this contract, APCOA Environmental Enforcement Officers (EEOs) will patrol Harrow’s streets, town centres, parks, and open spaces.

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They will report and arrange clearance of fly-tipping incidents, prevent littering and dog fouling, and issue on-the-spot fixed penalty notices (FPNs) to offenders where necessary. These patrols aim to help the councils address known environmental problems proactively.

Kim Challis, Regional Managing Director (UK&I) at APCOA, expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership: “We are really pleased to be working now with Ealing, Harrow and Hounslow councils, using our extensive experience in environmental enforcement to help tackle anti-social problems. We welcome the opportunity to make a difference to the local communities across these three London boroughs.”

Further details about fixed penalty notices can be found on Harrow Council’s website.

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