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Polluting vehicles and suspected fly-tippers targeted in clampdown

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21 June 2017

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Unsafe, polluting vehicles, suspected fly-tippers and other enviro-criminals were targeted in a joint initiative to keep the borough’s streets and roads cleaner and safer.

-          Dirty vehicles and fly tippers targeted during day of enforcement action
-          Multi-agency clampdown tackled environmental crime
-          Two vehicles removed over safety fears; another driver ordered to urgently fix faults


Unsafe, polluting vehicles, suspected fly-tippers and other enviro-criminals were targeted in a joint initiative to keep the borough’s streets and roads cleaner and safer.


On 26 May, Enfield Council joined forces with the Environment Agency, Metropolitan Police and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency to stop a number of suspect vehicles on Harbet Road, off the North Circular Road. The object of the exercise was to spot-check passing vehicles to assess whether they were roadworthy and properly taxed, and not engaged in any fly-tipping activities. 


 As a result of the operation two waste carrying trucks were removed from the road for not being taxed, a further two underwent extensive roadside checks to ensure they were safe, and a truck owner whose vehicle was found not to be road safe was given a prohibition notice and ordered to fix the faults.


Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Daniel Anderson, said: “We all have a part to play in building strong communities and ensuring our neighbourhoods, roads and streets are safe and well-regulated.


“This operation was all about protecting our environment by making sure the vehicles on our roads are up to scratch and removing any deemed to be dangerous.


“In addition, the team sought to ensure that any vehicles carrying waste had the appropriate carrier’s licence. This forms part of Enfield Council’s efforts to stamp out fly-tipping.


“We have a simple message to those working in the waste disposal industry. If you have a highly polluting, ill-functioning vehicle, without road tax and/or intend to dump waste illegally, we will find you, fine you, and may even take away your vehicle. It really isn't worth it, so please don't do it.”